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 Post subject: Expectations
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:35 pm 
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"We don't turn away from sentient beings because we think they are stupid or ridiculous, rather we turn away from our preconceptions that create a multitude of problems with other sentient beings.
We stop expecting them to fulfill all our needs.
We stop expecting them to be perfect.
Then we can start accepting people for what they are at any particular moment, knowing that they'll change in the next moment. It's a difficult practice, but that's the way to have peaceful relationships. "

How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator - by Venerable Thubten Chodron


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 Post subject: Re: Expectations
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:55 am 
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this is very good advice, it requires a relaxed mind and a few reads to let it sink in.

thanks for the simple quote.


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 Post subject: Re: Expectations
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:51 pm 
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:D Powerful stuff, stops me flat in my tired, boring, little old samsaric tracks, every time.


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