Nangten Menlang - Buddhist Medical Center

TONGLEN - GIVING AND TAKING

 

All beings try to overcome suffering and reach happiness. For reaching this goal we take on a lot of effort. But all our methods cannot satisfy our ego on the long term. In Tibetan philosophy's  view happiness is based on the ability to share happiness and joy with others. The only way to reach that, is the practice of Tonglen, the principle of giving and taking. Only after learning to give without expecting something in return, giving does not have is root in our ego. This is the only way to experience permanent happiness.