USING THE CAUSES THAT INCREASE FAITH TO MAKE IT GROW

How can we increase our faith and devotion?

  • By sincerely following a sublime being, a qualified teacher;
  • by relying on special companions who have blended their minds with the teachings;
  • by studying the profound sutras and tantras;
  • by reflecting un-distractedly on death;
  • by reading or listening to stories that illustrate the law of cause and effect;
  • by doing longer sessions than before of meditation and practice on the profound teachings.

As the Sutra of the Inconceivable Secrets says:

Because of faith, one does not engage in negative activities, and one performs the activities praised by the sublime beings. Train in each of the above so that your devotion increases daily.

 

A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom
Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
Shambala publications

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