Apr 4, 2016

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Lesson 13: A PHYSICIAN WITH CHRONIC DISEASE (BÁC SĨ GIỎI BỊ BỆNH KINH NIÊN ĐÁNH GỤC)

Contemplation on “Fourteen Grievous Failures of a Buddhist Practitioner” Lesson 13: A PHYSICIAN WITH CHRONIC DISEASE A legend told that Bhikkhu Sunaksatra had personally attended the Buddha for a long time. Having chances to stay close to a sage, hearing teachings from him, but Sunaksatra’s negative thought remained unchanged. A great ariya like the Buddha still faces with such situation, regardless of other ariyas. But there is not a shadow of doubt over the wisdom and teaching methods of the Buddha and ariyas. The issue lies in restive students who are like “a crab in the Dharma yard”, staying near the light but refusing to get illumination, like a cave with its entrance heading north. Master Gampopa names this situation the 11th grievous failure:” If, after having heard much of the Doctrine, one’s nature will be unattuned, one is like a physician with a chronic disease; and this is a


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