Monday, April 5, 2010

See the perfection; Do not speak of others errors and faults

"And why beholdest thou the mote (splinter) that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" (Matthew 7:3)

(We r not sinners. Hey Bro, we r both Buddhas—right?)

This precept approaches the same issue as Matthew does, but from a different view point.

Imagine this perspective: that both you and your brother are Buddha nature. Neither of you have a beam in your eye. In fact, both of you are as good as they come. And the "errors and faults"—that is the stuff that makes each of us real.


Kate Freeman said...

But I still get to laugh at others’ misfortune or stupidity, right?

Kim Mosley said...

I'll check it out when I sit this evening.

Kim Mosley said...

But you still get to laugh... yes. I just don't know about the rest.

Kate Freeman said...

I don’t know. No gossipy goodness. That’s harder to give up than Coca Cola or smokes. I don’t think I can go cold turkey. That’s just too much of a shock to the system.


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