The aim of far too many teachings

Screen Shot 2012-07-19 at 1.58.32 PM“The aim of far too many teachings these days is to make people “feel good”, and even some Buddhist masters are beginning to sound like New Age apostles. Their talks are entirely devoted to validating the manifestations of ego and endorsing the “rightness” of our feelings, neither of which have anything to do with the teachings we find in the pith instructions. So if you are only concerned about feeling good, you are far better off having a full-body massage or listening to some uplifting music than receiving dharma teachings, which were definitely not designed to cheer you up.”

–Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse


About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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2 Responses to The aim of far too many teachings

  1. Tashi Nyima says:

    Sadly, the ‘New Age’ has crept into Buddhism in the West.

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