Thursday, November 29, 2012

Willingness and Openness to Embrace the Truth

     "... we feel annoyed when we are forced to acknowledge the illusory nature of our lives and the reality of death. We also take exception to contemplating it, even though death is an irrefutable universal truth. Our habitual reaction is to pretend it will never happen - which is how we deal with most of the other inconvenient truths we find difficult to stomach.
     Instead of becoming resentful, though, it is important for anyone who sincerely wishes to become a dharma practitioner to develop a willingness and openness to embrace the truth, because the dharma is the truth."

       Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse   Shambhala Sun January 2013

Andre Gallant

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