Achieve by Doing: stories, questions and answers - a by Khenpo Sodargye

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By Khenpo Sodargye

many folks bitch that existence is just too tricky, and so they search ideas within the Buddha’s teachings. in fact, whether you obtain the easiest directions, they're useless until you follow them. it's like a physician treating your ailment. when you obtain the medication yet don't take it as prescribed, you won't be cured, no matter if the medication is robust adequate to elevate the dead.
Poet Lu You of the Southern music Dynasty says, “What one learns from paper continues to be shallow; what one practices makes it profound.” rules from books will stay superficial. in basic terms via hands-on program will its usefulness (or the inability of it) turn into transparent to you.
Therefore, I wrote this e-book that comprises many functional directions, and feature titled it in achieving by means of Doing. attempt to paintings on those tools authentically; try out them out your self. Do it! purely then, in the course of the refined blessing of the Dharma,* will you event a few profit, bodily in addition to mentally.
Be acutely aware, even if, that we consume chunk by way of chunk. No muscle is grown from only one mouthful of foodstuff. We stroll step-by-step; no thousand-mile trip is roofed in one stride. equally, we educate our minds little by little. No level of sainthood is reached with just a couple of days’ perform. so long as you might have improved a bit extra this day than the day prior to this, you might want to have fun. bear in mind: water dripping day-to-day wears the toughest rock away.
Certainly, a few humans would possibly not with ease settle for the components of this ebook that appear to head past what they recognize. hence, try out to not reject these notions outright simply because they contradict your schooling, pondering, “It appears like nonsense to me.” or “I don’t imagine it truly is possible...”
It is necessary to understand that our conceptual brain is unreliable. The Buddha acknowledged, “Do no longer belief your traditional brain; what you're thinking that isn't really reliable.” once we make any choice, specially in a box that we're not conversant in, we needs to hire rational knowledge instead of draw hasty conclusions exclusively in line with “I suppose that...” finally, what number occasions have we been tricked through our meandering thoughts?
In the West this day, a growing number of students are accepting and making a choice on with the Buddha’s teachings. after they follow the rules of those teachings to scientific treatment, hospice care and different disciplines, striking results were accomplished. therefore, those that have been formerly prejudiced opposed to Buddhism are actually forced to reinvestigate its profound doctrines. Is Buddhism a superstition or a rational religion? Time will inform within the end.
Faith in Buddhism isn't really whatever that may be imposed on you, yet during this global, neither you nor i will be able to ward off the abyss of start, getting older, illness, and dying. thankfully, the Dharma offers very good suggestions geared toward facing such concerns. when you've got now not been winning with different methods, why no longer try out the way in which of the Buddhadharma?

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