When our courage fails, it is easy to feel inferior, and may need the affirmation of others. This is especially true for those of us who are emotionally unstable.
As students of Buddhism, when we face obstacles, we should have faith in the three treasures (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) to gain strength, confidence and courage to overcome difficulties.
If we are too confident, we can become prone to arrogance. Arrogant people are usually only happy about their own performance. They can hurt a lot of people because of their over-confidence.
The mind always rises and falls like a wave. Open your horizon, and let your mind be as wide as the sea.
Impermanence is always present, so meet obstacles with joy to have a happy life.
Everyone has wishes. If you want to fulfil your wish, be sure to have a pure heart. When we face important decisions or projects, we should pray the Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones .
As long as we pray for everything, we can be auspicious and happy, get rid of obstacles and fulfil our wishes. The merits are incredible! I am praying this for you at this moment.
After finishing my studies, I did a retreat for four years. After my retreat, I had not planned to start teaching, like I do today. My intention was to continue meditation in solitude. It was a very peaceful time.
The sources of happiness are the generation of a loving and compassionate attitude and a wise mind. The purpose of engaging in Dharma practice is to attain a more profound level of peace and happiness.
Sometimes I wish that people would not have so much resistance, as I think this would make it easier for me to help them.
In the relative truth there are the 10 bodhisattva levels to measure spiritual progress. In the absolute truth this is nothing but a ladder in space.