Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mahaparinirvana Sutra

Thus have I heard. At one time, the Blessed One was staying in the forest of the twin sal trees located in the territory of the Mallas, on the banks of the Hiranyavati River in Kushinagara. When it was dawn … Continue reading

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Skillful Means

The Dharma is like water that washes off dirt. As a well, a pond, a stream, a river, a valley stream, a ditch, or a great sea, each alike effectively washes off all kinds of dirt, so the Dharma effectively … Continue reading

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Nectar of the Mind

after Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo I bow to the Spiritual Friends of the Supreme Vehicle, Source of the Three Harvests in samsara and nirvana. By my gracious Teacher’s blessings, May my mind be purified with the three kinds of faith. By … Continue reading

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A Prayer by the Omniscient Dolpopa

May I teach the Dharma in all my lifetimes. If unable to teach the Dharma, may I bear the great responsibility of upholding it. If unable to uphold the Dharma, may I stand watch with concern for the doctrine and … Continue reading

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A Song on the Six Transcendent Excellences

Milarepa For generosity, nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than cease being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, … Continue reading

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2nd Lamrim Contemplation

THE DIFFICULTY OF OBTAINING HUMAN REBIRTH Recognizing the Value and Rarity of Human Rebirth To practice pure morality to create the causes for a higher rebirth and to avoid a lower one is not an easy task. Yet, that is … Continue reading

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All is perfect, just as it is.

om svabhava suddha sarva dharma svabhava suddho’ham “All is pure (perfect) as it is. I am pure (perfect) as I am.” Our Teachers caution us to pay close attention to the meaning, rather than just the words. What does “as it … Continue reading

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