2018-09-04 20:40 #0 av: Fredrik1

“Creating the right circumstances allows us to attain our goals in this life,” His Holiness stated. “From one perspective, this means a good situation in this contemporary world—education, the ability to get work done, a certain amount of good luck and so forth. But more important than all of these are the relationships we have with others. They account for 60% to 70% of whether we can accomplish our aims or not. Attaining liberation or omniscience depends on the quality of our relationships with others. Thoughts of love and compassion as well as meditating on bodhichitta are the cause for attaining full awakening. On the contrary, if the afflictions and poisons are present in our being, liberation or unchanging happiness will be impossible to find.”

The Karmapa
An Extensive Teaching on Mind Training