Great! All Debts Have Been Repaid!

太好了 債都還清了

Great! All Debts Have Been Repaid!


“ 6. Even when someone I have helped,
Or in whom I have placed great hopes
Mistreats me very unjustly,
I will view that person as a true spiritual teacher. ”

When someone inflicts harm on us, it is because we owe him from our past life, and now it gets retributed back to us. So this is nothing surprising. It is merely an affirmation of the saying that “Good begets good, evil begets evil; it’s not that there is no retribution, but that the time has yet to arrive.”

Since we know that these are retributions that we well deserve, we shall readily accept it with joy. It is the same as practicing patience. So long as we do not get angry at others, then neither the counterparts nor ourselves will create new karma, and our patience will enable us to “kill two birds with one stone.”

We shall learn the wisdom and compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. I earnestly urge you to keep these words in mind, and not forget after a casual glance.

Palyul Choktrul

Tibetan version   བུ་ལོན་ཚང་མ་སྤྲོད་ཐུབ་སོང་།
Chinese version   太好了 債都還清了
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