It is supposed to be simple and easy

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It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by Karma Dondrup Tashi » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:15 pm

No matter what the mind might be thinking, it is enough simply to relax directly in whatever arises, without trying to alter or adjust anything, and then to sustain that experience without becoming distracted.

This makes everything very simple and easy. To feel that practising the Dharma is difficult is a sign that you have accumulated heavy misdeeds or obscurations.


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Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by Simon E. » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:01 am

Any thoughts?
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Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by smcj » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:27 am

Simple and easy? Yes.

Subtle and rare? Also yes.
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Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by DechenDave » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:40 am

Its easy as long as we’re naturally not-distracted, without effort, judgements, striving or cultivation. Speaking for myself though, it’s easier for me to get distracted than almost anything else.

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Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by Wayfarer » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:48 am

In other words, “when the mind is purified and desire is quietened”. Easy to say but difficult to realize.
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Re: It is supposed to be simple and easy

Post by Lingpupa » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:51 am

Perfectly clear, especially when we bear in mind that almost all of us have accumulated heavy misdeeds or obscurations.
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