Dharma of the Day

self importance is a root cause of suffering
both for the self
and the others you inflict it upon

your self image is a pack of lies
insistence upon its reality
causes suffering and impedes evolution

if you are sure you are not being separative
then in your conviction
you most certainly are

unless omniscience is a quality you own
behaving as if you have the consciousness of a God
is inconsistent with reality

the wisdom of humanity
is an oxymoron
in nearly every case

pride and arrogance are also
root causes of suffering
they stem from the same germ

the desire for and enactment of revenge
not only causes dual suffering
it is one of the most karmically damaging things a being can do

clinging in all its forms suffocates
better to release a dove from a cage
than to watch it wither and die

living a redemptive life
not only eases suffering
but gains karmic merit

whilst karmic debt persists
enlightenment is not possible
and rebirth consequently inevitable

power over another being is an illusion
such illusory power is corporeal
and therefore has no reality
at the level of the dreamer there is no such thing

the primal root of all suffering
is individuating identity upon carnation
all beings resent this
few have sufficient knowledge to see this

emptying the cup of karma removes all suffering
this is the way to Bodhi mind
and eventual liberation

actions beget karma
redemptive action works this off
there is no other way