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  • Dianne McKinnon

Doubting Mistaken Projections of Reality

Two quotes from last week's Sunday Teaching Series

Those with little merit Do not even cast a doubt. Entertaining just a speck of doubt Tears to tatters the whole of worldly existence. ~Aryadeva~ The 400 Verses on the Middle Way

དབུ་མ་བཞི་བརྒྱ་པ་ལས།། བསོད་ནམས་ཆུང་ངུ་ཆོས་འདི་ལ། ། ཐེ་ཚོམ་ཟ་བར་ཡང་མི་འགྱུར། ། ཐེ་ཚོམ་ཟ་བ་ཙམ་ཞིག་གིས། ། སྲིད་པ་ཧྲིལ་པོར་བྱས་པར་འགྱུར།

Liberation is the exhaustion of karma and the afflictions. The perpetuation of proliferating elaborations Coming from karma, the afflictions and mental concepts, Ceases by the realization of Emptiness. ~Nargajuna~

ལས་དང་ཉོན་མོངས་ཟད་པས་ཐར། ལས་དང་ཉོན་མོངས་རྣམ་རྟོག་ལས། དེ་དག་སྤྲོས་ལས་སྤྲོ་པ་ནི། སྟོང་པ་ཉིད་ཀྱིས་འགག་པར་འགྱུར།

Geshela sent these two quotes this week, and expressed that it would be good for us to contemplate their meaning.

The first quote brings to light that there are some individuals who go through life never questioning - never doubting all that they have "bought into." This is due to a lack of merit.

From the second quote we understand that there is great value in seeing through the deception created by ignorance. When we see emptiness, this puts an end to the karma, concepts and afflictions that come out of a misperception of reality.

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