Sunday Sermon
Crazy Wisdom

Ten Guides Along the Path

1) Why hope for perfect health? Perfect health leads only to greater greed. Treat illness as medicine, not disease.

2) Why long for a life free from hardship? Such a life leads only to haughtiness and self-pampering. Make worries and hardships a way of life.

3) Why hope for a lack of impediments in your study? Release is hiding right behind obstructions.

4) Why hope for a lack of temptations in your training? A lack of temptations will only soften your resolve. Treat temptations as friends who are helping you along the way.

5) Why hope for easy success? Easy Accomplishment leads only to increased rashness. Accomplish through difficulties.

6) Why hope to get your way with friends? Having friends give in to your wishes only leads to arrogance. Make long-term friends through compromise in your relationships.

7) Why expect people to follow your wishes or commands? This, too, leads to arrogance. Consider those who differ with you to be your character builders.

8) Why expect rewards for your kindnesses? This leads only to a scheming mind.

9) Why expect more of your life than you deserve? Exaggerated profit seeking leads only to foolishness. Become rich at heart with small amounts.

10) Why complain about vexations? This leads only to resentment and poison in the heart. Consider vexations as the first door on the path.

Go in Peace.


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