Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

How To Become The Same As Buddha

Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha at the Nyingma Gompa, Bodhgaya, India

The Audio Teaching of 'How to Become the Same as Buddha' by Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje is a continuation from ‘Return to the Right Path’, and describes how the essence of Buddhism is in developing the same perfect conduct, the same big compassion, the same big wisdom and the same big courage as Lord Buddha. Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje explains that the true nature of humans is of goodness - all beings have that, but we have the habit of allowing ourselves to get distracted by other fixations. For this reason it is important that we strive to purify our mind, to move away from that which is of obscuration, from that which is not helpful and return to that which is helpful for all beings.

Buddhist practice, Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje emphasises, is not about asking Buddha to rescue us, but rather it is about rescuing ourselves through following the teachings of Buddha. It is only through purifying our minds that we can bring peace to our own mind and thus in turn bring peace to the minds of others.

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