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Lojong Slogan 11: When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi

This is part 11 of my series on the Buddhist Lojong Slogans

From: http://theawarenesscenter.blogspot.ca
From: http://theawarenesscenter.blogspot.ca

“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the message from this slogan. It asks that when facing difficulties or mishaps, that we face them through the eye of bodhi or enlightenment.
Rather than focusing our attention fully on ourselves in times of distress – why me? how will I deal with this? what will I do now? – and losing all focus on compassion and loving-kindness that we’ve built for others, incorporate the difficulties into your spiritual practice. It’s when we are facing difficulties that we learn the most after all.
Transforming yourself does not mean that suddenly everything in life goes smoothly, it simply means that as we practice we gain the ability to face those difficulties using mindfulness and loving-kindness. We don’t lose ourselves to the difficulty at hand.

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