If, having merely the appearance of a practitioner, one does not investigate one’s own mistakes, it is possible to act contrary to the Dharma. Therefore, constantly examining one’s own errors and abandoning them is the Bodhisattvas’ practice.
A Bodhisattva’s Daily Practice
A bodhisattva’s practice is continually
to examine our self-deception and then rid ourselves of it,
Because, if we do not examine our self-deception ourselves,
It’s possible that with a Dharmic (external) form
We can commit something non-Dharmic.
– The Berzin Archives Thirty-seven Bodhisattva Practices
(Bodhisattva — In Tibetan Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment not only for him/herself but also for everyone…)
“Self-deception”?!! Michael, we both know damn well that I’m PERFECT. Sheesh. What’s your point? 🙂
To err is human.
To forgive is . . . Nancy, one who is purr fect.