Sep 8, 2020
In this episode, we consider our own Buddha-nature, the real nature of our mind: pure, peaceful, wise and compassion. We also learn how to do the practice of taking and giving (or Tonglen in Tibetan) to generate compassion for ourselves and to purify our future self.
‘Monks, this mind is brightly shining, but it is defiled by adventitious defilements’
Who is worthy enough to find fault
In one who is like a coin of the finest gold—
Blameless in conduct,
Endowed with insight and virtue,
Praised by the wise after being observed day after day?
Such a one is praised even by the gods,
Even by Brahmā. (229–230
—Buddha, The Dhammapada
Links and References
Buddha.The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. Shambala, Boston and London, 2011, pp.60.