Try Other Perspectives When You Get Stuck

From:Voice of Longquan     Author:Voice of Longquan     Time:2018-05-23 11:46:26
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View the matter from a higher standpoint, look far ahead and consider its prospect, see things in a detached manner or from others’ standpoint, or judge whether it is a matter of life and death.

Q: Why do I have so many confusions and get stuck in things?

A: Because you always think from one perspective. Try other perspectives – view the matter from a higher standpoint, look far ahead and consider its prospect, see things in a detached manner or from others’ standpoint, or judge whether it is a matter of life and death.


Q: I do not know how to open my mind and to whom. On the one hand, I think my worries and anxieties are very private and I do not want them to be known; on the other hand, I feel all those worries are trifle things and not worth bothering others. Gradually, the distance between my heart and others’ becomes farther and we are merely on a greeting relationship.

A: That you are afraid to bother others implies that you do not want to be bothered by others. Actually, we are always bothering each other -- our dressing, eating, dwelling and travelling are all made possible by many others’ work, and our speech and behavior influence people around. Here is my advice: dare to bother others, accept others’ kindness, and take trouble to help others, you’ll find your mind opener.


Q: Most humble greetings Master! I feel lost after some particular experiences.

A: You feel lost because you have no confidence about what you are doing, and have no idea about its significance. The feeling is unpleasant, yet you can turn it to an opportunity, which sets you thinking deeply and by virtue of which you begin to understand yourself and the world.


Q: Most humble greetings Master! Master, I notice my emotion is diluting. What causes the dilution? I feel as if I need friends less and less, yet I feel a bit lonely.

A: In the preliminary stage of your Buddhist practice, you should be alert to such disposition, which is not at all true enlightenment. Apparently you let of attachment to many things; as a matter of fact, it reveals a closed and arrogant mind which estranges and disconnects you with the things. To combat such disposition, you should work hard at cultivating faith, aspiration and gratitude. Do remember that to learn Buddhism is not to disconnect us with the world; instead, we should cultivate our mind and foster healthy relationships which are free of greed, hatred and ignorance.





Editor:Nina
Tags: get stuk, confusions, bother others, lost, diluting

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