It is important to study to gain knowledge of the Buddhist path to happiness. But if we leave it on the intellectual level, it will not help, and sometimes leads to arrogance, the opposite of humility. Humility develops when we have more concern for others, not ourselves. Humility also develops when we start to understand and experience emptiness – that we are not real. Nothing is real. All is like an illusion, an image in a dream, water in a mirage, and a reflection of a person on the computer screen. Emaho!
To say that humility is an essential ingredient in our pursuit of spiritual transformation may seem to be at odds with what His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said about the need for confidence. But […]
This chronic disease of cherishing ourselves is the cause giving rise to our unsought suffering. Recognizing this, we seek the courage and strength to blame, destroy, and say no to this monstrous demon of selfishness. […]