Frankly, My Dear…

Excerpted from What Makes You Not a Buddhist ©2008, by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche:

If we could not be bought by praise or defeated by criticism, we would have incredible strength. We would be extraordinarily free, there would be no more unnecessary hopes and fears, sweat and blood and emotional reactions. We would finally be able to practice “I don’t give a damn.” Free from chasing after and avoiding other people’s acceptance and rejection, we would be able to appreciate what we have in the present moment.

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  1. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  2. markonit

    …maybe instead of trying not to let things matter… question why things outside of us matter… perhaps it is instinctive and a part of our experience to give weight to the thoughts of others… I do think that cooperation is a part of the human instinct so maybe we are hardwired to think about what others think of us as well as objective things as well… when I go back to school, I promise to take more philosophy courses and find out more..!

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