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Like a Snow Lion in Its Prime : The Path of Basic Goodness (Paperback) (Bill Karelis)
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Goodness belongs to all, inherently. In fact, we are goodness itself, in our bones and in our heart. We possess natural warriorship--bravery and gentleness. However, we are often obscured from our own goodness and innate, warrior virtues; in such moments, we cannot see our goodness, and we do not feel it. The greatest task we could undertake in this life is to bring out our basic goodness and warriorship, to manifest truly and to be of service to others. The sitting practice of meditation, accompanied by the secular Shambhala vision, equips us to discover and bring out the best within us, on a gradual path of discipline and sudden path of wakefulness. This book outlines the Shambhala discovered-treasure teachings topically--meaning experientially, one topic at a time. In experience, we pass certain landmarks on the journey of eliciting our warriorship. We go through certain tribulations and have certain insights. Learning the landmarks confirms our journey, which is internal at its core, and external in its unfolding contribution to the world. So we grow from the inside out. This style of growth also shows us our inborn dignity and confidence because it is not reliant on external factors. As we explore more and more deeply, with greater and greater trust in ourselves, we see finer detail of our perceptual, intellectual and emotional landscape. With growing trust also comes freedom of mind and expression, as well as increasing discipline. We cannot ignore our own death or the difficulties of others; facing them bravely, it is possible more and more to witness the sacredness of the world, which is known as the radiance of the Great Eastern Sun.