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  Wednesday, 27 November 2019
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Does knowing the teachings and choosing to follow the ego and act on our desires create greater karma and more psychological imbalances than if we were unaware of the teachings?
2 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Yes. When you know the doctrine, save energy, but direct it into the ego, there are more powerful consequences as a result.

Shantideva wrote in The Way of the Bodhisattva that there is no greater downfall than to mix bodhichitta with desire.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

2 years ago
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#20393
Accepted Answer
Yes. When you know the doctrine, save energy, but direct it into the ego, there are more powerful consequences as a result.

Shantideva wrote in The Way of the Bodhisattva that there is no greater downfall than to mix bodhichitta with desire.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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