Others cannot be blamed ~ Jigme Lingpa

Before an incident is over and what has happened cannot be changed, it must be instantly remembered: »These harmful beings are controlled by passions. If I did not exist, there would be no cause for them to harm me, because when there is no object to harm, how can there be anyone who harms? The skandhas, elements and sense gatherings are root circumstances, and the favorable or adverse qualities such as the unmindful behaviour of body and speech are contributing circumstances, making me become a target that can be harmed by others. Others are not responsible for this and cannot be blamed. I myself took this karmic body, was born in such and such country, was given this name by parents, and reside in this place. These skandhas come from me and my grasping mind.« Remember this and do not reflect on the faults and behaviors of others.


Jigme Lingpa

Mindfulness, the Ocean of Qualities

quoted in the book Sunlight Speech That Dispels the Darkness of Doubt: Sublime Prayers, Praises, and Practices of the Nyingma Masters


translated by Thinley Norbu



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