Lojong 51: It’s all about the practice

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life;
these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that
I am posting the slogan,
not a formal interpretation.
For that reason they are less about straight Buddhist teachings,
and I think able to be shared with most practitioners of other faiths or no faith
(unless yours doesn’t allow you to read any other tradition.)
If you have time and the inclination, I published the WHOLE  thang here!

“51 is all about the practice…”

I am not repeating the actual slogan this morning, because it is all about practicing: benefiting others, compassion, caring, ceasing gossip,
heeding the advice of those who know.

In hard times the benefits of practice shine;
in hard times you have to practice harder.

One thing I suggest as part of your practice, whatever your religion, is to set your own boundaries and be respectful of other’s while keeping yourself safe.

Let someone set the boundaries they need and do not think them foolish.
Some may be visiting people who are vulnerable, and want to be extra cautious.
Some may have vulnerabilities that you can’t see.

Some may believe it is a hoax.

Don’t spread misinformation.

Don’t judge another their cautions.

Be a voice of calm and wisdom.

Don’t be greedy.

Don’t endanger another by your selfish actions.

I will get back to finishing this run on the Lojong, but this has been a hard week.

In this weekly commentary on the lojong, I am interested in hearing about
YOUR life or how the lojong affected you or your practice awakening in some manner.
For more info about why, go here.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to Lojong 51: It’s all about the practice

  1. Mireya says:

    Good read and makes me feel confident that this craziness will end soon


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