Ignorance always grasps at ‘I’ within our aggregates of body and mind.
‘If we solve our inner problem of unpleasant feeling, outer problems have no power to make us suffer’ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
If we engage in the practice of giving our future happiness our happiness will never diminish but only increase
As Je Tsongkhapa clearly explained, we can attain enlightenment only through the union of sutra and tantra.
When we memorise Dharma books, ritual prayers and sadhanas that we intend to use ourself, we are storing a huge treasury of precious dharma in the storehouse of our mind. Later Dharma will come naturally from our mind
Developing the three types of love and in particular understanding that in samsara no-one experience true happiness. In this way we develop the wish to practice giving happiness so that they may be truly happy.
Seeing the way things really are negates the way we normally see things
Nothing ‘out there’ can take those pain away, but only minds that are the opposite of those experiences: compassion and wisdom.
If we understand the benefits of Taking and Giving we will naturally engage in the practice.
If we develop the wish to abandon samsara, we will look for a method to do this. Only Buddha teaches this method. Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha are the real wishfulfilling Jewels.