“The practice of Dharma is a matter of serious importance; people have to realise that. It is a precious opportunity that has come about, one that has never come about before. It is very precious because it is so rare

The time in which you can use the opportunity is quite limited, and this makes it even more precious. I would like to repeat that a rare and precious opportunity which has never come before has manifested when you find the Dharma in your life. It is a historic situation, a landmark.

But the time to take advantage of this opportunity, again, is limited. Therefore we have to realise the great value of the opportunity. The best way to do this is to engage oneself in the practice of the Dharma as sincerely as possible. Otherwise the opportunity could fade away.

There is this danger, most certainly, that one could lose this opportunity. It could become more and more distant, and this would be a very unfortunate situation”.

~ The 16th Karmapa – “Confidence in the Dharma”


(Posted by Buddhism: HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Facebook, 20 January 2023)


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