The deepest self-compassion is wisdom. It gets to the heart of the matter – all our dissatisfaction and difficulties. Wisdom is basically nonattachment. There are many levels of nonattachment, like peeling an onion. 1000 years ago a great wise practitioner wrote, “8 Verses of Training (compassion and wisdom) the Mind.” His name was Langri Thangpa. The first seven verses teach us to cultivate compassion deeper and deeper. The last eighth verse teaches us the wisdom of nonattachment. That is, letting go of preconceived notions. This is hard for us to do. Hence it becomes a lifelong endeavor. We deepen our wisdom slowly, step by step. In the next several posts I will explain verse-by-verse this most precious ancient text.
For those interested in understanding the teachings of the Buddha, to eliminate suffering for oneself and others, this schema presented in the last post is crucial to understand. The root of the problem is a […]
We all have this precious gem of unconditional love, wisdom, and bliss within us, but we usually have so much junk covering it that we fail to recognize it. Practice stillness in the present moment. […]