Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches that Dharma practice needs continual effort for a long time in order to achieve liberation and enlightenment, in this excerpt from the 39th Kopan Course.
Advice on how to overcome attachment by reflecting on the nature of the body, the sufferings of samsara, and the emptiness, or lack of true existence, of the object of attachment.
Advice on how to eliminate anger by practicing patience and thus contributing to world peace.
The real enemy is ignorance, the self-cherishing thought, so there’s no reason to get angry with external conditions
How to deal with attachment, so we remain calm and clear when experiencing pleasure.
We have the potential to be totally free from the suffering of samsara and its cause, delusion and karma.
When the mind is under the control of disturbing thoughts there is no peace or happiness
In order to control anger, we must reflect well on its shortcomings
Recognizing and renouncing harmful thoughts and actions brings peace and a meaningful life.
Anger, attachment and ignorance are the cause of all our suffering
Following desire always results in dissatisfaction.
The real hero is the person who fights anger and defeats the inner enemy, the delusions.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how delusion and karma bind us to samsara in this excerpt from a teaching at the 11th Kopan Course.
Creating harmony and good communication with others through compassion and thought transformation rather than blaming and criticizing.