Ultimately, we are our own refuge. This means that we are responsible for protecting ourselves, that no one else can do this. We ourselves must clearly understand what to take up and what to give up and then actually do it. This is the true practice of Dharma. It creates the causes and conditions for our happiness and, further, for attaining wisdom, compassion, and the ability to help others.
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