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It is a great blessing in life to have role models…

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Ajahn Jayasāro's Yellow Pages Teaching

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Twice weekly handwritten Dhamma teaching by Ajahn.
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It is a great blessing in life to have role models who we look up to and see to emulate. But bad examples can also, in their way, be good examples. The most natural reaction to being in the company of people displaying greed, dishonesty, arrogance, cruelty and bad temper, is depression and cynicism. But as Dhamma practitioners, we remind ourselves that such reactions are foolish. Instead, we look inside ourselves to see whether we also still harbor such unpleasant qualities in our own minds. Seeing how ugly these qualities are in other people we determine to root them out in ourselves. We determine that although we may be unable to do anything about them in others, we will at least do our best to abandon these qualities within our minds. In this way, we can look at all kinds of people as our teachers. We may even feel grateful to people behaving badly for reminding us how important it is to avoid the traps into which they have fallen.

 

- Ajahn Jayasāro

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