shel wrote:Right... reacting by calling someone an asshole conditions us, but not in a way that is in a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.
Forgiveness is a blessing step for mind purification, but still bit conditioned state when root thinks something out there need its' forgiveness. This is not in compassion-wisdom, in recognition of nature, then no duality or nonduality in perceptions need a name and all is compassion. So is there been told.
ps; Good thoughts and bad thoughts are habitual tendencies, karma.
"Despite the fact that we are a ceaselessly transforming stream, interdependent with other beings and the whole world, we imagine that there exists in us an unchanging entity that characterizes us and that we must protect and please. A thorough analysis of this reveals that it is only a fictitious mental construct".
Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.