Monthly Archives: May 2011

Practicing Virtue

To practice virtue Is to selflessly offer assistance to others, Giving without limitation your time, Abilities, and possesions in service, Whenever and wherever needed, Without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need. If your willingness to give blessings is … Continue reading

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Primordial Reality

Primordial Reality gives rise to all forms, Yet it has no exclusive form of its own. If you attempt to fix an image of it in your mind You will lose it. This is like pinning a butterfly: The husk … Continue reading

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Patience

Even if in the midst of a large gathering Someone exposes my hidden faults with insulting language, To bow to him respectfully, regarding him as a friend, Is the practice of a Spiritual Hero. –Tokme Zangpo, 37 Practices

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Harmony with All

Those who wish to be aware of the whole truth Should adopt the practices of the Dharma. These time-honored practices Calm the mind and bring you into harmony with all things. The first practice is transcendent virtue: Take care of … Continue reading

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Loving Kindness

Even if someone makes derogatory statements about me
 And proclaims them throughout the universe, In return, out of loving-kindness,
 To extol that person’s qualities is the practice of a Spiritual Hero. –Tokme Zangpo, 37 Practices

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Courage

Courage is the mental and moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty in the face of opposition, shame, scandal, and discouragement. Courage manifests as the Three Minds: 1. THE SINCERE MIND —the willingness to acknowledge our … Continue reading

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Compassion

If, in return for not the slightest wrong of mine, Someone were to cut off even my very head, Through the power of compassion to take all his negative actions Upon myself is the practice of a Spiritual Hero. –Tokme … Continue reading

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