The Four Reliances – for #meditation and #reflection


Excellent for contemplation this Sunday morning! Thanks, Stephanie!

Grevillea Corner

The Four Reliances
First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words; Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher; Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation; And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.
~ Traditional Buddhist teaching ~

For reflection 

We can all easily fall into the trap of not following these “four reliances” – reflect on where in your practice/life you might be currently relying a little too much on words, personality, superficial interpretation or judgmental perceptions

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