#Karmapa on Poverty and Prosperity
A mind disturbed by the anxiety or confusion (Sanskrit: dukkha) of not realising its true nature is in a state of poverty. The mind possesses the potential to overcome anxiety or confusion – hence ‘true nature.’ Absolute prosperity is the state of cessation of the causes of anxiety or confusion (karma and klesha).
你們不需要太多的修持法門，不管他們聽來是多麼的漂亮，正面。就像我們吃東西一樣 – 我們只可以在一個時間吃一口，不多於此。所以，我們需要專注地修持一種法門。通過不斷地、行常地修持某一種法，就好像保持均衡飲食一樣，這就會變得有意義，有助於減少焦慮、緊張、並幫助我們活出非常精彩的21世紀。
Karmapa on Practicing
You don’t have to have too many sets of practices, no matter how brilliant and how positive they sound. They are a bit like when we eat food – we can eat only one mouthful at a time, not more than that. Therefore, we also have to mindfully apply one practice at a time. By doing this constantly at a good rate, just like maintaining a balanced diet, it becomes meaningful, it helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and helps us to live a very exciting 21st century life.