Whenever a negative thought or emotion arises, remember the one who experiences these does not exist. Use the logic in the last post for conviction. HH Dalai lama explained this clearly in a short 8-min. video on dalailama.com — /videos/emptiness-and-compassion-as-antidotes-to-destructive-emotions. It is worth watching many times to gain deeper understanding of reality. He mentions two wings of a bird flying through space to enlightenment are conventional and ultimate truth. When exchanging our selfish attitude for the attitude concerned with the wellbeing of others, i.e. Bodhicitta, negative karma is purified and positive karma is accumulated.
Transforming ignorance into wisdom
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Recognizing others’ suffering opens our hearts to compassion
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Strongly felt ‘I’
Disappointment can be a tremendous inspiration. It can give us the opportunity to see ourself more deeply, as we really are. When bad news is received, the normal reaction is become upset, sometimes angry, or […]