People are easy to have blind faith that is not based on study, a good reason, good thinking - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

People are easy to have blind faith that is not based on study, a good reason, good thinking

People are easy to have blind faith that is not based on study, a good reason, good thinking. But [we need] faith that is very pure that comes from good conditions and causes: to hear the Dharma, think carefully the meaning of Dharma and try to the get essence of that, try to get the experience from one’s studies. So, blind faith is never good and we should try to avoid from being blind faithful. Being like a rabbit frightened by a sound. It is the way of saying in Buddhist tradition in Tibet. First the rabbit heard a sound, like a “khyo”, and then he ran away. Then second the rabbit asked him “why are you running? Why are you scared,” and he answered he heard “khyo” then he ran and the then other one also ran; and then every rabbit ran because of that sound. That doesn’t mean they had to run away. That wasn’t something very danger or scary but without checking, without examining what it is, and they just thought that sound was scary and ran way. We shouldn’t be like that; we should have a good reason to do and of course we need to come to Dharma. It’s very important for our life. So, we need to check carefully before accepting things.

 

Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “We Should Know Clearly What Is Dharma What Is Not Dharma”

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