Monthly Archives: July 2011

Holy Words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them? —Buddha Shakyamuni

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Here we are

Ever wish you could find that perfect place where everything is just right? Although there are certainly varied degrees of discomfort in different locations, there is no perfect place. Now, some places may indeed be more bearable than others, and … Continue reading

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The Mind does Yoga in Barcelona

I had a dream just before waking. There were hundreds of people in a large open space at Las Ramblas, Barcelona. We were practicing Tibetan Yoga, and having a great time. Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that Las … Continue reading

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Driving the mind

A car can get us places, but we need to know where it is we want to go, and how to drive it. Not only must we be aware of the conditions of the road, oncoming traffic, and our present … Continue reading

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We can’t do dirt the way nature does dirt. We’re too artificial. It’s not that what we produce is artificial, but that we are. The minds of ordinary humans (yes, there are extraordinary ones, but I’m not one of them) … Continue reading

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Your Willingness to Give

To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation your time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need.   If your willingness to give blessings … Continue reading

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Aspiration of Samantabhadra

To all the Buddhas, the lions of the human race, In all directions of the universe, through past and present and future: To every single one of you, I bow in homage; Devotion fills my body, speech and mind.   … Continue reading

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Humility is the attitude of experiencing the world and what it contains with wonder and awe, aware of the relative importance of self and others. The opposites of humility are pride and indifference.  Humility is essential for a meaningful, successful … Continue reading

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Patience is the ability to control our reactions and retain our peace of mind in any situation, imperturbable in the face of harm and hardship. It is the practice of exercising forbearance toward persons, objects, behaviors, or situations that might … Continue reading

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Contentment is the state of mind that allows us to be quietly happy in any situation, and to be at peace with who we are.  Contentment is freedom from anxiety, want or need. Contentment is the goal behind all goals … Continue reading

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