There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism

1455994_563801213702564_1232176005_nThere is no shame and no blame in Buddhism. Nor is there the concept of forgiveness. Forgiveness implies that there is someone ‘to’ blame and something ‘to’ forgive.

We believe that all ‘wrong’ actions stem from ignorance.

As all of us have Buddha Nature as a base, we all strive for happiness. However, this deep ignorance cloud our view on what will indeed lead us to that happiness.

We have to start taking responsibility for all our actions and the consequences of our actions. There is nobody outside of ourselves that is responsible for where we find ourselves today.

However misguided we might be at this moment, we believe that we all are doing the best we know how to do — or we would do better…

This is not to say that people don’t do horrible things to each other in this world, or that those actions don’t have consequences – they do.

This also does not mean that we should ‘hang around’ persons that are hurting us, or stay in situations that are detrimental in any way. Nor does it mean that we will ‘like’ what we see or that that what happens around us is OK.

But, we have to cultivate greater compassion for all beings. Just as we would do everything in our power to help ‘our’ child who is in trouble or suffering, we should have that same compassion for all beings.

We have to cultivate Right View and train our minds to be able to ‘see’ clearly what to adopt and what to discard.

Love & Light!

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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