Sunday, January 12, 2003

Hope for the “Hopeless”

I am constantly shocked whenever fellow Buddhists proclaim with exasperation about certain folks they have come across, to be “hopeless”. They would rant on and on about how they have tried their best to help the persons in question, but to no avail. I think they have forgotten in the instant, that the Buddha taught us that all beings can attain perfect Enlightenment due to our inherent Buddha-Nature (Buddha seed). It can be detrimental to the person you are trying to help when you express exasperation before others. What message goes across? That you are a lousy helper? Or that the “help-ee” is a lousy person that everyone should give up helping? All they should say, is that they had run out of skillful means for the time being- due to personal lack of wisdom! JoinMailingList4LatestUpdates/Reply

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