Dharma practice ~ 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje



Dharma practice should inspire us and bring strength of mind. It is focused not on the temporary but the ultimate, on what can truly satisfy our minds and bring lasting joy.

For this reason, the Karmapa explained, a true practitioner looks to future lives and not just what concerns this present one. Of course, Dharma practice will benefit us in this life, but our ultimate goal is a high and deep kind of true joy.

The Karmapa commented, “Believing one hundred percent in past and future lives is not easy, even among Buddhists. In Kham we say, ‘Believing is pretending to believe’.” It is difficult to believe in past and future lives because we are asked to trust something we cannot see.

~ His Holiness The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Science of the Mind,
November 7, 2015
New Delhi, India

(Posted by Buddhism: HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa/ Devotees of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Facebook, 15 October 2023)

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