mint wrote:Believing to hopefully achieve enlightenment is a good hobby. So is birdwatching.
I am starting to think that you are being purposefully annoying for no other reason than to justify to yourself your lack of true commitment to your practice.
Did I guess right? Do I get to go to the bonus round?
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master