Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outer, Inner, & Hidden Practice

Outer practice: the skillful means of relieving suffering, working with interdependence, causes and conditions, balancing energies, perfecting the paramitas -- skillfully taking different medicines for different diseases.

Inner practice: cultivating awareness-compassion, the only panacea.

Hidden practice: faith (recognizing, accepting, appreciating) that the whole system is balancing itself in its own time and way; anything I can cultivate is a drop in a mysterious ocean.

The three are a progression, but all through they interact and overlap and can be practiced simultaneously.

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