Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

The Value of Life

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Within all of us is a priceless treasure, the pure mind, the Buddha nature.

Like an uncut diamond, most beings do not recognise this treasure and fail to embrace the precious value of their human life, concerned instead with mundane concerns of temporary pleasure and gain. Just as the stone containing a priceless diamond must be cut to reveal the jewel within, so the mind must be refined and trained to reveal the Buddha nature.

In this teaching, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje emphasizes the need to appreciate this precious opportunity, and explains the importance of the Three Wisdom Tools of repeat listening to the teaching so your mind is not separate from Buddha Dharma, repeated reflection, and meditative action - being aware of what you do when you do it, and explains that it is through these three stages that you make gradual improvement.

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje describes how it is only through examining things in a truthful and honest manner that you can generate harmony in yourself and as a result harmony with those whom you come into contact.

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