The Six Buddhist Perfections offer guidelines to all seeker of self-advancement:
Giving. There are three kinds of giving—the giving of materials, of awareness and of “unafraidness,”—risking yourself to save others from disaster or misfortune.
Keep the precepts. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not misuse sexuality. Do not lie. Do not misuse intoxicants. Do not slander. Do not insult. Do not covet. Do not anger. Do not slander the All That Is.
Perseverance. The world includes suffering, but we must preserver and rise above the suffering, physically as well as mentally.
Assiduity. Exert the diligence to avoid doing anything disharmonious and to do everything harmoniously. Nothing is completed without diligence. Because we are part of society, we work for money, name and position. But we must realize that our real work has nothing to do with these things, and should be directed to creating harmony on this earth.
Meditation. By going within on a regular basis, you awaken the True Self.
Transcendental wisdom. This is wisdom that transcends the knowledge of things and of the mind. It transcends all dualities to become illumination.
Peace and Light, Dick Sutphen
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