Omniscience


Photo by HH the 17th Karmapa

In order to adequately care for the complex needs we humans have, ultimately what is needed is to be able to see into their inner dispositions and aptitudes. For this, nothing short of omniscience is required.

However, His Holiness cautioned that we ought not to think that omniscience implies achieving a lofty birds-eye view of the world, or the ability to determine the exact number of insects on the planet at any given moment. Rather, omniscience is directly related to benefiting others.

As such, the Gyalwang Karmapa suggested that we can aspire to attain a sort of omniscience within this life—an omniscience in which we come to know all the necessary topics, or know all that is directly needed to serve the purposes at hand.

~FINAL DAY OF AUTUMN TEACHINGS: SHARING JOYS AND SORROWS WITH THE WORLD
http://the17thkarmapa.blogspot.tw/2012/07/final-day-of-autumn-teachings-sharing.html
(Photo by HH the 17th Karmapa)

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