Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

Reverence, Humility and Gratitude

Students in Prayer at the Pathgate Summer Retreat in Greece

Embrace each moment in life with reverence, humility and gratitude, as if you are receiving an honoured guest; and always apply yourself mindfully with the enthusiasm of unconditional compassion. This is a prescription Lama Dondrup Dorje has given for a life that is in harmony with the nature of truth. It is also the theme of our newest audio teaching.

When we practise reverence, we are sincere and genuine, applying ourselves in accordance with the blessings that we have received, as we come to realise the importance in appreciating that everything is constantly changing and that, by overlooking the small things, we are conditioning ourselves towards mindlessness.

We begin the practice of humility by first being mindful of how we walk, sit, talk, and the manner and posture we should adopt in all our relationships.

Finally, in practising gratitude, we remember the kindness of our parents and come to learn that every single thing we receive is through the blessings that other people have bestowed upon us. Lama Dondrup Dorje concludes by advising us of the method whereby we can come to understand what true faith, devotion and loyalty means.

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