Tuesday, June 30, 2009

KTD 10-Day Teachings/Bodhisattva Practice

Amrita, who is KTD’s primary fundraiser, has started a new practice for this year’s 10-day teachings. She is reading and posting a “Bodhisattva Practice for the Day” that gives us all something to think about—and a behavioral standard to aspire to—from the text about the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva.

The first day’s verse was:

“If outer foes are destroyed while not conquering the enemy of one’s own anger, enemies will only increase.

Therefore, conquering one’s own mind with the army of love and compassion is the practice of a bodhisattva.”

Living in a kind of communal group, such as we have here in the 10-day teachings, is the perfect opportunity for us to take our practice off the cushion and out into our daily lives.

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