Commitments   Rabten & Dhargyey

Do Not Lie in Ambush.

 
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When troops are unable to defeat their foes in open combat, they often wait in ambush, using guerrilla tactics to surprise and defeat their enemy. It is contrary to our motivation to act like this toward those who have harmed us, waiting with a grudge for a suitable opportunity to retaliate.

Copyright Brian Beresford, 1977, 1996. Excerpted from Advice from a Spiritual Friend, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org

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