The cause of our enlightenment ~ Pema Chödron

Sentient beings are the cause of our enlightenment. When they bother us, we learn patience; when they’re suffering, we learn loving-kindness and compassion. No matter what reaction they evoke,we can relate to them in a way that leads to buddhahood. Instead of buying into aversion, we become tolerant. Instead of staying stuck in selfishness, we extend a hand to someone in distress. Instead of letting jealousy sabotage us, we train in rejoicement therapy.


Pema Chödron

from the book No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva


Read a random quote or see all quotes by Pema Chödron.

Further quotes from the book No Time to Lose: