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Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
Impulse is the compulsion to take action on the basis of your feelings of desire and aversion, thus accumulating karma; impulse is therefore the architect of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa.

Completely enslaved by impulse, you have been wandering from one life to the next since beginningless time. Yet if you realize that the nature of impulse is void, and that your endless impulses are in truth the myriad facets of wisdom, you will no longer be subject to their dominion.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - The heart treasure of the enlightened ones - Shambhala Publications

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha