By Dzigar Kongtrul
Buddhahood, says Dzigar Kongtrül, is not anything yet an unobstructed adventure of the character of brain, boundlessly spacious and limitlessly compassionate. The trick is that during order to determine the mindaccurately, we needs to use the actual element of brain he calls traditional intelligence. average intelligence allows us to discriminate among what is helping or hinders us. yet so much of all, it’s the a part of us that searches forhappiness and which means. In gentle Comes via, he indicates us tips on how to skillfully use our want for happiness as a device in awakening to the joyous knowledge of brain.
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Most often that person will point to their head. ”—the place they feel things—and they will point to their chest. We don’t find this in all cultures. A Tibetan, for instance, will not separate mind and heart in the same manner. If you ask a Tibetan to locate mind, they will most likely point to their chest. The Tibetan term nyingje, or “compassion,” for instance, refers to both thought and feeling. Changchub kyi sem can translate as either the “mind” or “heart” of enlightenment. If we don’t understand the interdependence of heart and mind, we can’t use either to its fullest potential.
The arrogant mind is more slippery than jealousy. We often mistake arrogance for the strength that keeps us from buckling under our weaknesses. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence. And last but not least is stupidity. Stupidity is the hardest emotion to detect of them all because our minds are so shrouded in habitual patterns. It sits on the sidelines never questioning anything, so the whole mechanism of ignorance just keeps operating. But with jealousy what you see is what you get.
We have anxieties of not getting what we want, with so many people in the way, and a readiness to leap into aggression when we don’t. Let me tell you, this is not helpful! We hold tight to our empire, which only means more aggression for us. As for our adversaries—those we put on the other side of the fence—we secretly wish for them not to succeed or accumulate wealth or do well. ” but it does not sit well inside. When something unfortunate happens to them, we feel a sense of relief. Conversely, when we hear, for example, that the stock portfolio of someone we don’t like has gone up, it hits us hard in the gut.
Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence by Dzigar Kongtrul