The 14 Slanders
"If we dismiss another as "hopeless," we are in effect denying both the reality of the person's Buddha Nature and of the ...poweres to enable him or her to manifest Enlightenment eventually. And the same is true if we also condemn ourselves. We should be the last to abuse one another"
01 | Arrogance
02 | Negligence
03 | Arbitrary, egotistical judgement
04 | Shallow, self-satisfied understanding
05 | Attachment to earthly desires
06 | Lack of seeking Spirit
07 | Not believing
08 | Aversion
09 | Deluded doubt
10 | Vilification
11 | Contempt
12 | Hartred
13 | Jealousy
14 | Grudges
These are not specific acts but mental attitudes!
| Wrong action originates in deluded thoughts | We would do well to reflect on how attitudes we hold might hinder our development!! | It is also important that we strive to overcome our tendencies to belittle others...
To slight a person is to slight the Buddha Himself
TEXT SOURCE: Q + A - Readers' Questions / Sekieo Times / May 1997 / No. 310 / page 68