Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Four Doctrines of a Spiritual Ascetic

1. Not to hate others despite being the object of their hatred.
2. Not to retaliate in anger, even when angry.
3. Not to injure others, even when injured.
4. Not to beat others, even when one is beaten by them.

~ Gyurme Dorje & Matthew Kapstein, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 2: Reference Material, Wisdom Publications, 1991

(Thanks to Ogmin for Tweeting this.)

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