DGA wrote:Dharma Flower wrote:DGA wrote:
Good for you. I rejoice in your vow. May you swiftly attain the goal.
Thank you. My immediate goal as a Bodhisattva, at least for the near future, is to be less of a butthead to others, especially to friends and loved ones.
The practice of metta usually starts out with those who are closest to you and then branches out from there:
Right now, I am really working on being less of an angry butthead.
You mentioned in a different post the practice of the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging. That's a good place to start: recognize in everyone the capacity for Buddhahood, including those people who disagree with, or those you perceive as enemies, and including yourself too. That's a helpful practice. I found it helpful, and others have too.
I'm still very capable of butthead behavior, but I can confirm it's possible to take the edge off at least.
That's the practice I'm working on at the moment with varying degrees of success.