** If you see your Guru as a Buddha, you will recieve the blessings of a Buddha ** If you see your Guru as a Boddhisatva, you will recieve the blessings of a Boddhisatva ** If you see your Guru as a friend, you will only receive the blessings of a friend **

How can one live wisely in difficult situations?

There can be so many issues that arise in our daily lives.

With so many problems we find that some of them are beyond our own ability to solve effectively. Thus we should not only look deep within, but also look to the advice of others who can assist us. Importantly, we have to understand which issues have the most detrimental effects on our daily life so that we can prioritize and deal with these major issues first. And, then we might find that some of these issues cannot easily be overcome and in these cases, we have to learn how to wisely live within these inconvenient situations. For example, some people move into a new house only to discover that they are now living next to difficult neighbors. This type of problem is usually not solved overnight. And, so we have to learn to be able to live with certain discomforts in our life. At these times it is good to reflect on the Buddhist idea that all things are impermanent. This will help us manage these everyday hurdles of life so that even when we are unable to resolve all our problems we can still have an approach to life that will make living not only more manageable but can also be of benefit to others