...from the point of view of the relative world [rather than emptiness], merit is very important. Because merit clears away obstacles. Why do some people, when they want to practice, keep coming against problems and difficulties, and obstacles — inner obstacles and outer obstacles? It’s because of the lack of merit...
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Thursday, September 22, 2005
Another article from this months Mountain Record, this one by Bethany Senkyu Saltman, an interview with one of the first Tibetan Nuns Tenzin Palm. Within the interview the author and Tenzin Palm talk about Karma and rebirth, and past lives, from the point of view of their own traditions.