Dear Rinpoche,
I am 83 years old. I have always been in this spirituality of... the knowledge of knowledge for knowledge, of learning to learn, of awakening for the force of awakening, of non-judgment for the freedom of my thoughts both in myself and on the other. Who am I to judge? What do I know about the life, thoughts, emotions of the other? All I could think would be only projections of thoughts from my filters/distorting prism of thoughts… So why am I so repressed?

Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche:

In the XNUMXth century, Atisha, a great Indian master who played a crucial role in the spread of Buddhism in Tibet, stressed that the knowable is infinite and that as our human life is short, it is better to go to the essential.

According to Buddhism, the essential thing is to study our mind so as to identify on the one hand the factors that are likely to disturb us and make us unhappy, and on the other hand the factors that are sources of serenity and happiness. Then, it remains to apply the appropriate methods to prevent the former from harming us, and at the same time promote the development of the factors that are useful and beneficial to us. In summary, it is about working on our mind in such a way as to replace ignorance with wisdom, aversion with love and compassion, etc.

I therefore suggest that you study Buddhist texts on this subject. In the multitude of books about Buddhism, care must of course be taken to refer to serious works.

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