Sunday, December 24, 2006

Stamping on Kleshas

We need to correct, or to overcome, all the wrongs or bad circumstances that we experience. Instead of having a negative attitude toward practice and not wanting to practice any longer-- --whenever such perversions and problems occur, they should be overcome... To correct all wrongs means to stamp on the kleshas. Whenever you don't want to practice-- --stamp on that, and then practice. Whenever any bad circumstance comes up that might put you off-- --stamp on it. In this slogan you are deliberately, immediately, and very abruptly suppressing the kleshas. --Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from: Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness, Pg. 212-213, Slogan # 40

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