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Holding Your Seat

I thought this was a concise way of putting a practice for coping with our daily situation and it is probably something that everyone can work with or relate to in life.



  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    It is most useful if one tends to anger or to lashing out.

    When you find yourself captured by aggression, remember this: there is no basis for striking out or for repressing. There is no basis for hatred or for shame. Whether awake or asleep, we are simply moving from one dreamlike state to another.

    Recalling this instruction, you just might find it helps you to loosen your grip and open your mind.

    These four methods for turning around anger and for learning a little patience come to us from the Kadampa masters of eleventh-century Tibet. These instructions have provided encouragement for practitioners in the past and they are just as useful in the present. These same Kadampa masters advised that we not procrastinate. They urged us to use these instructions immediately—on this very day—and not say to ourselves, “I will do it in the future when the days are longer.”

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