By exchanging ourselves for others, we are taking an extraordinary step. We are developing the most extraordinary understanding ever comprehended in the history of humankind, the entire history of the universe. Learning how to let go of our pleasure and receive other people’s pain is such a noble gesture. It allows us to become soft people, genuine people, extraordinarily good people. And with that merit, we begin to become worthy of receiving the vajrayana teachings, the tantric teachings of the Buddha.
From “Introduction” in The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma,Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, page 8.
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