The teachings tell us what it is we need to realize, but we also have to go on our own journey, in order to come to a personal realization. That journey may take us through suffering, difficulties, and doubts of all kinds, but they will become our greatest teachers. Through them we will learn the humility to recognize our limitations, and through them we will discover the inner strength and fearlessness we need to emerge from our old habits and set patterns, and surrender into the vaster vision of real freedom offered by the spiritual teachings.
This is so important, being misled by ourselves is very easy to do and many Swami's and Holy people in the past have also taken a wrong path. As long as we always believe that we are still learning, we will make progress.
Good suggestion for practice.
I always repeat this to myself whenever suffering comes into my life or when I become confident in my spiritual progress: tayatha om gate gate para gate parasamgate bodhi svaha. This mantra helps me to keep in mind the impermanence of everything, especially spiritual insight. There is always the next step to take. When that step is taken, it is time to take the next one. Very good quote by this rinpoche. Peace.
Prajnaparamita mantra. Chinese version of Sanskrit mantra. 般若波羅蜜多心經
Very beautiful mantra, very good to pray many times.
Good advice and practical.
Acharya you are right.
Very very nice picture, I can watch whole day. THANK YOU also for many butterflies!