People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip,
feeling that if things are going wrong,
that means that they did something bad
and they are being punished.
That’s not the idea at all.
The idea of karma is
that you continually get the teachings
that you need to open your heart.
To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past
how to stop protecting your soft spot,
how to stop armoring your heart,
you’re given this gift of teachings
in the form of your life,
to give you everything you need
to open further.
(1936 to pres., American Tibetan Buddhist nun,
principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia)