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It is from ignorance and greed that
the world of delusion is born, and all the vast complexity of coordinating cause and conditions exists within
the mind and nowhere else

THE BUDDHA


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At the very beginning of the Path to Enlightenment there are twenty difficulties for us to overcome in this world and they are:

 

It is hard:
- for a poor man to be generous.
- for a proud man to learn the Way of Enlightenment.

- to seek Enlightenment at the cost of self sacrifice.

- to be born while Buddha is in the world.

- to keep the mind pure against the instincts of the body.

- not to desire things that are beautiful and attractive.

- for a strong man not to use his strength to satisfy his desires.

- not to get angry when one is insulted.

- to remain innocent when tempted by sudden circumstances.

- not to despise a beginner.

- to keep oneself humble.

- to find good friends.

- to endure the disciipline that leads to enlightenment.

- not to be disturbed by external conditions and circumstances.

- to teach others by knowing their abilities

- to maintain a peaceful mind.

- not to argue about right and wrong.

- to find and learn a good method.