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DALAI  LAMA

TIBETAN BUDDHISM

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

By the Dalai Lama 1994
Shambhala Publications, Inc.

"A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night"

by the Dalai Lama

The Living Temple of Wisdom Virtues

The Holy Code of the Most High Light House

Chosen by God as the

Rock Foundation of All Religions

To Show Us the Way

to the

Immortality of All Life.

This book is required reading for all Stoics.

Excerpt, pp. 85 and 86:

 

 

     
 

 

 

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THE DALAI LAMA:

"From one life to another

we have always sought

happiness,

and yet, because

we have always been

dominated by

negative emotions,

we have only met with

difficulties.

 

Reborn

as humans, birds, deer,

insects, and so forth,

we have never had

lasting happiness.


There has been

nothing to show

for all the efforts we have made

to be happy

and avoid suffering.


Now that we have started

on the Bodhisattva path,

we should practice

with joy and

not be disheartened

by the few difficulties

that are bound to occur

in the

beginning.

 


Our efforts will definitely

bear fruit.



Moderation is

to be applied when,

as happens to all of us

from time to time,

we become physically

and mentally exhausted

and are unable to continue,

however much we try.

 

 


At such times we should

not force ourselves,

but we should stop and rest

so that later whatever we do

will be done properly and

completely.



While we may concentrate

on one particular aspect

of the path at a time,

it is important to have

an overall balance

between

the different aspects.


Meditation should progress

hand in hand with study,

without either one being

neglected.



Having cleared away doubts

intellectually,

we should integrate our

understanding

with the experience of

meditation.


In this way

our practice will be

balanced and complete.


So let us,

with

mindfulness and attentiveness,

be careful to

repel the attacks

of negative emotions,

putting an end to these

enemies of ours

so as not to slip into

wrong activities."

 

 
     
     

 

 

MAY THE WISDOM FORCE BE WITH YOU

WISDOM PEACE

 

 

 

 

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