Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

Return to the Path of the Truth

A Greek student taking refuge with Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje

The Audio Teaching ‘Return to the Path of the Truth’ by Venerable Lama Dondrup Dorje describes the futility of relying on the impulses of wrong views caused by our fixation to personal logic and afflictive emotions, and the benefit of returning to the right view by taking refuge in the time-proven guidance of the Three Jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, which leads to the attainment of the ultimate bounty of contentment and liberation from suffering. Through taking refuge in Lord Buddha’s teaching, all of us are capable to attain, in the rightness of time, the direct recognition of the true nature of reality, which is not separate from that of emptiness; the essence of which is luminosity and the energy of which is compassion.

Venerable Lama Dondrup Dorje explains the importance of cultivating the right view through thoroughly examining the actual state of reality and recognising its true nature as it is. This requires the true ability of having mindfulness to register the significance of what one sees, of what one hears, tastes, touches and smells. By taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, we could all benefit from the certainty of successfully removing the defilements of the mind, and return in time to a true state of authenticity, achieving in the process the true experiences of contentment and happiness for both others and ourselves.

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