59. Don’t expect people to make a fuss over what you are doing

59. Don’t expect people to make a fuss over what you are doing

  • This is the Twenty-first Slogan/Instruction of Point Seven, which consists of twenty-one instructions.
  • Point Seven is “Guidelines for Mind Training”

Don’t expect others to praise you or raise toasts to you. Don’t count on receiving credit for your good deeds or good practice.

Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Thus when I work for others’ sake, No reason can there be for boasting or amazement. For it is just as when I feed myself— I don’t expect to be rewarded.

Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

Thanka: color on fabric; image: 78.2 x 62.9 cm (30 13/16 x 24 3/4 in.); overall: 100 x 66.7 cm (39 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Seated Amitabha with Attendants, c. 1100s. Tibet, Western Himalayas, from Tabo Monastery. Thanka: color on fabric; image: 78.2 x 62.9 cm (30 13/16 x 24 3/4 in.); overall: 100 x 66.7 cm (39 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

59. Don’t expect people to make a fuss over what you are doing

59. Don’t expect people to make a fuss over what you are doing

  • This is the Twenty-first Slogan/Instruction of Point Seven, which consists of twenty-one instructions.
  • Point Seven is “Guidelines for Mind Training”

Don’t expect others to praise you or raise toasts to you. Don’t count on receiving credit for your good deeds or good practice.

Chögyam Trungpa, Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

Thus when I work for others’ sake, No reason can there be for boasting or amazement. For it is just as when I feed myself— I don’t expect to be rewarded.

Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

Thanka: color on fabric; image: 78.2 x 62.9 cm (30 13/16 x 24 3/4 in.); overall: 100 x 66.7 cm (39 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art

Seated Amitabha with Attendants, c. 1100s. Tibet, Western Himalayas, from Tabo Monastery. Thanka: color on fabric; image: 78.2 x 62.9 cm (30 13/16 x 24 3/4 in.); overall: 100 x 66.7 cm (39 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art