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«  You get up where you fall down. You don’t get up somewhere else. It’s where you fall down that you…
March 27th, 2015
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« You get up where you fall down. You don’t get up somewhere else. It’s where you fall down that you establish your practice. »
— Steve Weintraub

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Image: Machig Labdrön. [wikipedia:] One of her sons started out as a thief. Machig was eventually able to bring him to the Dharma and became his teacher: « You may think that Gods give you benefits, and Demons cause damage; but it may be the other way round. Those who cause pain teach you to be patient, and those who give you presents may keep you from practising the Dharma. So it depends on their effect on you if they are Gods or Demons. »