Jul 15, 2016

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Lesson 14: A RICH MAN WHO HATH LOST THE KEY OF HIS TREASURY (KHI NGƯỜI GIÀU ĐÁNH MẤT CHÌA KHÓA MỞ KHO TÀNG CỦA MÌNH)

Contemplation on “Fourteen Grievous Failures of a Buddhist Practitioner” Lesson 14: A RICH MAN WHO HATH LOST THE KEY OF HIS TREASURY Buddhist canons often lay emphasis on the harmony of theory and practice. A practitioner lacks any of them is like a one-winged eagle feeling hard to fly high on the sky of liberation. This is the  case of “side-tracked cultivation” that Master Gampopa has warned over: “To be erudite in precepts yet ignorant of the spiritual experiences which come from applying them is to be like a rich man who hath lost the key of his treasury; and this is a grievous failure“. Imagine a billionaire today or a wealthy man in the past who once needed money for urgent purpose but lost the key of coffer, consequently they even cannot buy a cup of tea, regardless of winning big deals. Opportunities had slipped through his hand! This


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