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All Our Happiness Comes from Those Who Harm Us
Episode 1514th November 2022 • Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts • Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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What is the benefit of having compassion for those who mistreat us and how is our survival, comfort, happiness—and ultimately—enlightenment dependent on the kindness of others, especially those who we consider an enemy? All of our past, present, and future happiness come from our virtuous actions. These come from the buddhas’ holy actions, which come from a buddha, which come from a bodhisattva, which come from bodhicitta, which come from great compassion. Great compassion comes from those sentient beings who are always angry, criticize, abuse, and harm us. Rinpoche explains that, therefore, the benefit they offer us is like the limitless sky. They fulfill all our wishes. All our happiness comes from sentient beings. The teaching for this episode was recorded on June 30, 2019, at Ganden Buddhist Centre, Latvia.