Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 11/23/2018

We should keep in mind that it is not some higher being who sends us to be born in the various types of unpleasant life as a punishment, but that those lives and the suffering they entail are caused by our own selfish minds.

Excerpt From: “Seven Steps to Train Your Mind” by Gomo Tulku.

Who else to blame when we get angry than ourselves? If we didn’t allow ourselves to be dragged time and again through samsara by our kilesas, we would already have escaped. Finally, this lojong slogan makes sense: place all blame on the one, the one who keeps choosing short sighted pleasures over mahakaruna.

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