Posts Tagged ‘Liberating Actions’

Lama Ole Nydahl – The Six Paramitas

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Lama Ole Nydahl in Copenhagen 2009 (Photo: JR Petersen)

Lama Ole Nydahl in Copenhagen 2009 (Photo: JR Petersen)

The six liberating actions are a motivational teaching for direct use in one’s life. As is generally known, Buddhism has a very practical aim and its view is exceedingly clear. No one gets enlightened from only hearing teachings. Lasting results come from real experiences and the changes they bring about. Because this is so important, Buddha gave much practical advice, which should never be seen as commandments but as help from a friend. Being neither a creator nor a judging god, he wants no followers nor students who are a flock of sheep. Instead he wants colleagues – mature people sharing his enlightenment and the massive responsibility it entails are his real goal.