Life Can Be Truly Grand

"We are sole cultivators of our own lives, so only by withdrawing from the proliferation of all the homeless, wandering thoughts can we master our own lives. It has been said: 'Life's trials and tribulations are many, created by oneself and experienced by oneself; why is there trouble being tolerant and receptive?' If we can live with this understanding, life will be vast as the sky and wide as the earth; the dust of right and wrong shall vanish with a smile. There is no place where we cannot settle our body in peace. Life is truly grand." I used to wonder and worry about everything, all the time. Focusing my thoughts, I learn to let go of the things that cannot be controlled. How far towards Nirvana can practice take me?

Comments (5)

  1. Jen:
    Jun 26, 2012 at 06:51 AM

    So true...thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Tenzin Norbu:
    Jun 26, 2012 at 08:51 AM

    You comments on how people confuse reasons with rationalizations are very insightful. You might be interested on my blog on "Cultivating the Perfection of Wisdom." It is at May we be causes for all beings to be freed from their confusions and attain true and lasting happiness. Namaste from Tenzin Norbu.

  3. Ione:
    Jun 26, 2012 at 09:08 AM

    Yes, it is the endless stream of justifications that leave one mentally exhausted and totally confused, because as pointed out, they can be conflicting much of the time. It is true that one needs just to notice without getting caught up in the justification, but easier said than done as one has a life time of conditioning to break!

  4. Marco arroyo:
    May 14, 2013 at 08:17 PM

    It is unnecessary to justify yourself, we need to get concious in order to cease justifying. Justify is endlesless... Get concious so your actions wont need to be justifications

  5. Jennifer:
    May 20, 2011 at 03:04 PM

    This is something that I struggle with myself. I need to remember that I am the sole creator of my life, so only I have the ability to change it.

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