Author Topic: The Enemy is the Wish-granting Jewel  (Read 1294 times)

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The Enemy is the Wish-granting Jewel
« on: November 29, 2015, 06:44:08 pm »
 :r4wheel:Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche:

Because of not being able to endure the hurt done on us by our enemies, we arouse hatreds frequently, which is indeed an obstruction caused by ourselves in accumulating our virtues and fortunes.

Actually, it is the enemy who has provided you opportunities. Without the hurt done by the enemy, how can you practice patienceparamita? Without practicing patience paramita, how can you complete your virtues and fortunes? To complete virtues and fortunes, you must practice the six paramitas, to practice which you must practice patienceparamita. If not, the patience will not get completed, then other paramitascannot get completed either. On your way of practice, to attain Buddhahood, enemies are the indispensableaidingconditions.

If you have aroused hatred and the mind of hurting other beings, you yourself will be obstructed, which will not only prevent you from completing your own virtues and fortunes, but even simply destroy the virtues and fortunes you have accumulated through numerous kalpas.

We always talk about “we should learn Dharma and practice”; “we should get liberation and attain Buddhahood”, however, on the other side, we are not willing to face enemies, or to be hurt. Instead, we just hold the delusion of attaining Buddhahood easily and comfortably, which is impossible. Those enemies are really the wish-granting jewels! Without those enemies, who will come and hurt us? Those are all wish-granting jewels, and the most favorableaiding conditions for our accomplishment. However, why do we always want to get out of them, unwilling to confront or accept such things?



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