I sense the good wishes of my ancestors - that I am the culmination of all their hard work, struggles, sufferings, hard-won wisdom and joy. I am part of an unbroken (maybe seldom-broken) chain of Bhodisattvas' vows making life on earth a bit more decent for each successive generation.
The ultimate challenge is perhaps seeing the Buddhanature in those who appear disinterested or even malevolent towards us, especially if such individuals are parents, relatives, or have other trusted caring positions in our hearts and lives. Such individuals can teach powerful lessons in how NOT to behave.
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