THE POINT OF ADVICE




Ideally, advice is instruction tailored to the circumstances, both immediate and long term.  The person giving advice should have the motivation to help others  and the wisdom to distinguish right from wrong. The person receiving it should have the intelligence to understand it and the willingness to follow directions. It should be presented in just the right way, so that it is relevant to the situation at hand and easy to understand. Whatever it takes – either gently or harshly! Once the recipient sees both the benefits and the drawbacks of a course of action,  the advice has accomplished its purpose.


~ His Holiness the 17th Karmapa


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