14 February 2011

Contemplation: Trust and Everyday Life

Review the guidelines for practice, and then take this as your object of contemplation:

We should accept a teaching when it seems real and true to us, having stood the test of our scrutiny, and not before. On the other hand, once we have examined a teaching and found it to be satisfactory, we should try to incorporate the teaching into our everyday lives ratehr than just set it back on the shelf as something we accept but do not or cannot apply. The coldness of cynicism can be a terrible obstacle to the cultivation of faith.

from The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta by Anyen Rinpoche, p. 47.

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