A Direct Path to Enlightenment by 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul

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Be grateful to everyone. There is no method of achieving Buddhahood which does not depend on all sentient beings for support. Therefore, Buddha and sentient beings arc equally helpful to an individual who wishes co reach Enlightenment. All sentient beings are especially beneficent since not even one has not been one of your parents. Furthermore, all these malefactors are extremely beneficent since they are your companions and helpers for gathering the accumulations of merit and awareness and removing the obscurations 39 of emotionality and conceptual knowledge.

Now, deep Dharma activitates evil karma; you become restless. When you sit you want to move, and when you move you want ro sit. aren 't being cooked and burnt. and, Further, think well of fear and fnght And be extremely modest with yourself Take mean food and bear hardships, Wear mean clothes and sit in a low position Meditate to counteract and disregard both happiness and suffering. ~6 you have to make your devotions meaningful to yourself. When you're ill, 57 mind training is your nurse. Perhaps you become very anxious and expect the doctors, the nurse and everybody else to do more for you.

3. Don't pursue many different aspirations for the present and future; concentrate exclusively to the best of your ability on destroying ego-clinging and doing whatever helps your mind. 4. When you are free from ego-clinging, you have reached Buddhahood, so there is no need to enumerate the stages of development for this single way. If you want all the remedies that concern thorough enlightenment, they are all included in these four Dharmas. He also wrote: 1. 2. 3. 4. Adverse circumstances are spiritual fnends.

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