|View and Wrong View
by Sogyal Rinpoche
What do you have to fear from the wild elephantUsing our intelligence, then, we fortify our wrong view and construct around us a carefully tended, impregnable defence system. Once we have doubts, then everywhere we find allies to help us doubt. We raise a protective dome of doubt about us, which must at all costs be tight and seamless, with no fatal cracks to let understanding filter through.
Who can only damage your body here and now,
When falling under the influence of misguided people and wrong views
Not only destroys the merit you have accumulated in the past,
But also blocks your path to freedom in the future?
|From Issue One, Summer 1994, View Magazine|