Avoiding harsh words

“The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to avoid harsh words, Which others might find unpleasant or distasteful, Since abusive language upsets the minds of others, And thereby undermines a bodhisattva’s conduct.” – Gyelse Tokme Zangpo The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas

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Truly not caring whether you are being praised or criticized

We should really have this aspiration. We should pray that one day we reach a stage where we have enough courage to become just like these eccentric people. Right now, we can only afford to be slightly nonconformist. A little bit of craziness is okay. It’s kind of character building activity. But we are very…

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Abandon attachment.

“When comes the time to carry The load of life through death’s door, One can take neither relatives, friends, Servants, nor possessions. Attached mind is instinctual mind: Abandon attachment.” – 7th Dalai Lama from the book “Meditations To Transform The Mind”

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The fool will laugh at you but the wise man will understand.

“When it’s time to get dressed, put on your clothes. When you must walk, then walk. When you must sit, then sit. Just be your ordinary self in ordinary life, unconcerned in seeking for Buddhahood. When you’re tired, lie down. The fool will laugh at you but the wise man will understand.” – Linji Yixuan

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