Sometimes I wish that people would not have so much resistance, as I think this would make it easier for me to help them.
After having listened to the person talking for more than three hours, I felt fatigued. I blamed myself for not being more patient.
In the relative truth there are the 10 bodhisattva levels to measure spiritual progress. In the absolute truth this is nothing but a ladder in space.
The jewels give refuge. The Buddha provides love, and the Dharma gives a way to face and overcome obstacles.
But many people become impatient, and do not persevere when small obstacles are encountered. They may feel that the Dharma is useless or try to apply some spell in order to get rich.
This seldom work. But when we apply the true Dharma, rather than our own ideas, we cannot fail.
Human beings are like trees, always trying to grow delicious fruit. It looks very rich, but if you don’t share these riches, strong winds may blow the fruits off the tree, and even the tree itself can fall.
Thus, we should share out our merits, riches and happiness with others, truly practicing offering and giving. In this way, the existence of the human tree becomes meaningful. This is the real value of life.