If Dharma practitioners are holy, it follows that wherever they go they leave in their wake an increase in faith and compassion, a diminishing of sectarianism and emotionalism, and beings who are more gentle and relaxed.

When faith, respect, and compassion diminish, when sectarianism, factionalism, and negative emotions increase, and when beings therefore become coarser — given to argumentation, lies, and strife — these are signs that someone has been a worldly influence.

— Jetsun Taranatha


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