How Society Thinks About Itself Does Matter -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

How Society Thinks About Itself Does Matter -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala


The main message that my father taught was so simple that for many years we tried to make it more complicated and we wanted more; and we have plenty of complication. But it was… the essence was that if we as humans do not contemplate and think about how we feel about ourselves, and that notion of self-worth…. And that feeling of how we regard ourselves is pivotal in terms of literally how our day unfolds, to the scope of our whole life; but what I also feel is that, and this is something I would like to explore, is that that feeling that we all have at a personal nondescribable way, has incredible social ramifications; and that is what the message was of Shambhala. What my father was trying to express was that it does matter what a society thinks about itself and if a society can be based on the notion of human worthiness…. And I believe that much of our society is that somehow through our history and no doubt through acts of incredible cruelty, we have all been spooked.

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    Chuck Frasher

    I think this is one of the most important lessons that a human being can learn in a life time. It is a lesson that has been overlooked. Thanks for sharing this. How often do spiritual seekers spend their lives trying to be good to others but treat themselves unfairly? Or feel that they themselves are unworthy of that same love that they try to share with others? It is a huge mistake. We are all part of this same life.

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