Remove three poisons from your life: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2013 11:54 | Tibet News
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Remove three poisons—ignorance, attachment and aversion, or hatred-- the cause of so many problems in the world today: Dalai Lama

Dharamshala (arvind Sharma)

 

Dalai Lama said," Remove the three poisons—ignorance, attachment and aversion, or hatred.If we make careful and thorough investigation, these delusions are the cause of so many problems in the world today. Ignorance or lack of understanding is the very root distortion from which hatred and attachment stem".

He further added that the Ultimate goal is 'Happiness,' everyone "want to be happy and do not want sufferings. Therefore, in order to remove the ignorance, it must do through a long term "wisdom practice."

 After successfully concluding about a 10-day trip to four European nations, Dalai Lama on Monday, commenced a four-day teaching on Nagarjuna's "Sixty Stanzas of Reasoning and Tsongkhapa's "Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, at the main temple in Dharamshala, India.

Addressing over 5,000 devotees, including 900 Taiwanese, 50 devotees from mainland China and Hong Kong and international visitors from over 50 countries, His Holiness praised the devotees from Taiwan and China in their recitation of Heart Sutra in Chinese, urged them to study and research on Buddhist teachings.

 

Dalai Lama told Taiwanese devotees, ‘"I had opportunity to listen Chinese monks reciting the Heart Sutra in Chinese during a visit to Singapore and Malaysia in 1960s and we recited it together.There were many Chinese who recite the Heart Sutra in the past, it has declined.” There are now about 400 millions Buddhists in China.

His Holiness going through the teaching text, "Buddha himself said that "Buddha neither wash-away the sins of the sentient-beings, nor remove the beings' sufferings, nor transfer the realisations in his own continuum and give them to others."