“How do we change? How do we become someone better? How do we transcend our habits?”
This really is the issue, because often times it looks like this only happens after a lot of pain. Yet even those habits happen because that’s the way we’re viewing things. That’s the way we look at the world and the way we expect that things should work. So if we want something different, then the first step is to practice viewing ourselves and the world from a different perspective. A more harmonious perspective. A perspective more in tune with the truth of how the world worlds. That’s what reciting these verses from the Thousand Hands Sutra can give us.
All things arising or disappearing, coming or going
are done through the foundation.
With a quietly flowing mind,
I will become one with my foundation.