Saturday, 3 September 2016

Five Poisons / Eight Worldly Concerns

No matter where you stay, 
be it a busy place or a solitary retreat, 
the only things that you need to conquer 
are your mind's five poisons, 
and your own true enemies, 
the eight worldly concerns - nothing else.

~ Chatral Rinpoche

(Five poisons: Ignorance, attachment, aversion, pride, jealousy.)

(Eight worldly concerns: Hope for happiness and fear of suffering. Hope for fame and fear of insignificance. Hope for praise and fear of blame. Hope for gain and fear of loss.)