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8 Worldly Concerns and Jigme Lingpa
A while ago there was a thread that I mentioned the eight worldly concerns in and today I saw the quote that you can see in my signature. The quote is from one of my all time favorite Buddhist masters, Jigme Lingpa. I feel it strongly relates to the eight worldly concerns and might generate some interesting discussion.
Here again are the eight worldly concerns.
- hope for happiness and fear of suffering,
- hope for fame and fear of insignificance,
- hope for praise and fear of blame,
- hope for gain and fear of loss;
basically attachment and aversion.
i feel that the quote also speaks well on diligence and the virtues of using difficult situations as the path.