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Harmony with others ~ Dagmola Kusho Sakya


“Harmony with others is a sign of one who practices.”


Key points gathered together and shared by Dagmola Kusho Sakya:


“Practice is in every day life,
not just sitting on the cushion,
Every move, every breath, every thought is practice.
If you opt for one side or the other,
That is not the View.
If you have a goal in mind,
That is not the Meditation.
If your conduct’s a contrivance,
That is not the Action.
If you hope and wish,
You’ll have no Fruit.

Those with faith will go for refuge;
Those who have compassion will have bodhichitta;
Those with wisdom will gain realization;
Those who have devotion harvest blessings.

Those who have a sense of shame are careful how they act;
Careful in their actions, they are self-possessed;
Self-possessed, they keep their vows and pledges;
Keeping vows and pledges, they will have accomplishment.

Peaceful self-control: the sign of one who’s heard the teachings!
Few defiled emotions are the mark of one who meditates.
Harmony with others is the sign of one who practices.”

~ Dagmola Kusho Sakya

Dagmola Sakya was the first Tibetan woman ever to immigrate to America. Her full title reads Her Eminence Dag-Yum Kusho Sakya, which denotes her high-ranking status as the wife of one of the most eminent masters in the Sakya tradition, the late Dagchen Rinpoche. A combination of the most unlikely circumstances enabled Dagmola to become one of the first Tibetan women to teach in the West.

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  • April 22, 2023