Give Up Bad Friends

In The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, verse 5 says:

With some friends, the three poisons keep growing,

Study, reflection, and meditation weaken,

And loving kindness and compassion fall away.

Give up bad friends — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.

The three poisons are greed, hatred and delusion.

Anything that allows the three poisons to keep growing is something we might consider giving up.

Take notice of any of the three poisons, if they’re growing within. Take notice of what it is that allows these poisons to grow, you might consider giving up those friends and those types of things. For your peace of mind, and for the sake of those whom you love.

Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

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