Posted by Zolla (18.104.22.168) on November 09, 2000 at 16:51:35:
In Reply to: Re: The Bodhisattva path posted by Mister Hebat on November 08, 2000 at 21:33:47:
Hi Mister Hebat,
You are right. What we need most is patience.
And I believe if our practices are on the right track, the very first sign will be that we become more patient.
My teachers always say when we come to practise, we shouldn't try to become anything or look for anything special. Just take it naturally, since everything has to have the situation conditions for them to happen. From my experiences I find it very true. I find most of the time we try to "rush" for a higher stage where we can fully understand the truth without any mistake...well, just be practical.
It is also said that those who practise Hinayana methods with Bodhicitta are also Bodhisattvas, while if one has a narrow mind, even he can practise many high level tantric things, he's still not on the Bodhisattva path.
Practising doesn't exclude studying, while studying and thinking doesn't mean we don't practising. We're here just try to keep our mind open.
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