Dharma Words for the Heart

Greedy, anger, and arrogance


Greedy people are usually unaware of their own greed. The same is true of people filled with anger, arrogance and pride.

But sooner or later, practitioners will recognize that they have been greedy, angry or arrogant. At the time they should generate a sense of humility and practice repentance.

If you can do this every time you recognize these feelings, these non-virtuous mental states, you will find they arise less and less frequently.



Dharma Drum- The life and heart of Ch'an practice, The Reality of Ch'an Practice, p.139

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