A lesson from Nepal

During our recent stay in Nepal, a Buddhist friend shared a text taken from a prayer book (Guru Puja). He shared it with the Christian nuns (principal and teachers of a village school).

It is paraphrased as – Even though you may have saved many sentient beings, they may remain ungrateful and pull you to hell (or suffering). Still, we need to be compassionate towards all beings. 

He praised the sisters for the work they are doing for the poor, even though many parents and students remain ungrateful. In addition, the sisters living in a community do not have a salary nor a personal bank account. The sisters remain silent and just put on a gentle smile.

We expect a return on our generosity. Often, people don’t return the kindness.

Unconditional love is the most important virtue we need to cultivate for our well-being – physical, mental, and spiritual.  Yet, it is never easy. It takes both psychological and spiritual works. Self-effort and will power are not enough.

This is the core thing we need to work on if we want to have peace and health in this lifetime.

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About sliew

I am a practicing Medical herbalist and doctor of naturopathy from Singapore.
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