Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 06/12/2019


Whenever I find myself enjoying the fruits of good kamma I am immediately concerned primarily because the mind inevitably becomes haughty. The only real remedy I have found thus far is to do tonglen for those with whom I’m comparing myself and offer the goodness I’m experiencing to them. Yes, it had no tangible impact on others’ material circumstance but it did transform my attitude from one of pride and egotism to one of fellow-feeling and sympathy.

I am blessed to have found the Dhamma and to have made much merit. May I dedicate it to the good of all.

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