Friday, September 26, 2008

Moonpointer's Everyday Dharma

The concept of 随缘 (Sui Yuan: follow the conditions)
in Buddhism is often misunderstood.
Here are some fuller definitions of it.

Sui Yuan means...
to let things take their natural course
after one had done one's best with the existing conditions.

Sui Yuan means...
to try again
when conditions for continuing arise again.

Sui Yuan means...
to try
to create the right conditions for effecting the above too.

Sui Yuan is not Sui Bian (随便: careless apathy).
Sui Yuan is to create Fang Bian (方便: skilful means).
Sui Yuan is to follow and create conditions with compassion and wisdom.

Source: Moonpointer

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