Enduring hardship is a process of eliminating karmic obstacles. Those who can accept reality understand how to change reality. For a Buddhist practitioner, suffering is only temporary. For a non-practitioner, suffering will be long-lasting.
Holding onto resentment only deepens our sadness. Showing compassion opens our hearts.
When life gets difficult, keep in mind that we are experiencing the amount of suffering we were destined to go through, therefore transforming our karma for a better future.
As Buddhist practitioners, we need to purify our hearts and reduce our desires. The more desires we have, the less likely we are to ever satisfy all our desires. We should learn to be content with what we have, to change ourselves through practising Buddhism, and to learn to ask for nothing.
Not being reasonable is a flaw, while insisting on reasoning alone makes us miss the forest for the trees.
The moment we pick up a book of Dharma and intend to help others, we start to sow the seeds of blessings and good karma. The moment we set our minds to being kind to others, we begin to plant a field of blessings. The moment we receive a Dharma book, we have sown the [...]
The ignorant seek understanding from others; the wise endeavour to understand themselves.
Many people are caught up in the arising and ceasing of their own karmic conditions. Our emotions are controlled by our intelligence, and our intelligence is subject to our state of mind. Our state of mind requires cultivation to develop, just like flowers in a garden require our care to flourish.
Blessings come from a generous heart. Those who give are the most blessed.
We are always our own greatest limitation, obstruction, and hindrance.