much more profound level of discipline is absolutely necessary

much more profound level of discipline is absolutely necessary

So if you are talking about the general discipline, even the mundane secular worldly discipline is very important. In fact this is what is taught by the great social thinker should I call them like Confucius, like in India maybe books like Arthashastra by Chanakya. They are to really have a framework of how to have a content wealthy and not dysfunctional life. Now in the spiritual path we are aiming higher, we are not only looking for a functional society, functional family, wealth, health. We are aiming for enlightenment, we are – and specially in the Mahayana path we are not only aiming enlightenment for myself, ourselves, we are aiming enlightenment for everyone, every being. So therefore a much more profound level of discipline is absolutely necessary.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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