Thought for the Day…

Posted on September 8, 2009 By

… borrowed from the Shambhala newsletter (

“If we plant peaches, we’re always going to get peaches. If we plant pears, we’re always going to get pears. Karma works in just this way. If you plant nonvirtue- migewa- you get suffering. If you plant virtue- gewa- you get happiness. If we’re using strong negative emotions to get what we want, and what we want is happiness, it’s never going to work. Therefore we need to contemplate our intentions and actions. Contemplating samsara and karma strengthens our intention to point our life away from suffering and toward true happiness.”

– from Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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