PATH BY PRINCIPLE
AND BY PRACTICE"
What is the practice of accepting adversity? When
suffering, a practitioner of the Way should
reflect: “For innumerable kalpas, I have pursued
the trivial instead of the essential, drifted
through all spheres of existence, created much
animosity and hatred, maligned and harmed others
endlessly. Even though now I have done no wrong, I
am reaping the karmic consequences of past
transgressions. It is something that neither gods
nor men can foresee or impose upon me. Therefore I
should accept it willingly, without any resentment
or objection.” The sutra says, “Face hardships
without distress.” How? With thorough insight.
With this understanding in mind, you are in accord
with the Principle, advancing on the path through
the experience of adversity. This is called the
practice of accepting adversity.