practical path

practical path

So really, actually, the Buddhist path is actually really practical, it is not really an abstract religious sort of mystical path. It is really practical, it is really practical. People talk about economy, people talk about ecology, people talk about saving the earth, people talk about harmony. Parting from the four teaching, if people can even apply a little bit, ecologically, politically, socially, it will definitely, it will improve. And it has got nothing to do with some kind of a super human heavenly sort of beings helping us. It has nothing to do with that. It is very, it is blatantly clear. It is because if you can apply the four method of abandoning the attachments to these four objects, scientifically, rationally you can clearly see that it will improve. It will definitely improve our way of living. And if individually, if many individual can apply this, definitely there is a collective effect.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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