Johnny Dangerous wrote:I think everyone comes off as preachy on these forums from time to time (I know I certainly have plenty of times). Hard to tell when we are really being arrogant, and when we are just letting our exuberance to help people get the best of us. Either way we should just chill out and forgive whatever minor nonsense we may or may not have.
In relation to your original question I like to add the Four immeasurables:
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes
May all sentients beings be free from suffering from its causes
May be all sentients never be separated from bliss without suffering
May sentient beings be in equanimity, free from bias, attachment and anger.
(Or whatever translation you prefer).
When I'm reciting it I try to think of someone who's bugging me and genuinely wish them all of this.
If you’re practising Dharma, you practise it for enlightenment. Not for rights, not for freedom, not for justice, not for healing, not for getting better in a worldly way.
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