Note: This blog is part of a series sharing the teachings of the Atisha's Lojong Root Verses on Training the Mind as shared by Jetsumna Tenzin Palmo in London May 28 & 29, 2016. These are not transcriptions of the lectures, rather a collection of her thoughts sewn together.
6. The Supreme conduct is to be in disharmony with the world
In general, society is driving a set of values that encourage outward looking, identification and accumulation. The suggestion here is to turn inward and let go.
It was no different approximately 2600 years ago as the Buddha is rumored to have said, “Anyone who practices the dharma is like a fish swimming upstream.” Instead of swimming downstream, can we muster the courage and strength to go towards the headwaters.
Jetsumna made the suggestion that we cultivate good friends who share similar values and and are on the same path. Within these groups, we want harmony and the opportunity to know that maybe we aren’t that weird.
We are called to turn our compass in the direction of Truth and proceed.