Monthly Archives: August 2011

No one method

There is no one method for attaining enlightenment.   To regard any method as the method is to create a duality, which can only delay your understanding of the subtle truth.   The wise perceive the fruitlessness of rigid, external … Continue reading

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Right and Wrong

Under the right circumstances nothing is wrong.   Under the wrong circumstances, nothing is right.

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Embody the Dharma

Those who wish to embody the Dharma should embrace all things.   To embrace all things means first that you hold no anger or resistance toward any idea or thing, living or dead, formed or formless.   Acceptance is the … Continue reading

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To abandon anger

Anger arises when we fail to obtain that which we want, or obtain that which we do not.   The root of anger is craving. Craving’s root is the illusion that something other will make us happy, if we possess … Continue reading

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The heart of anger

The harm from anger ruins all good virtues and destroys one’s reputation. People of the present and of the future will not even wish to see an angry person. A heart of anger is worse than a fierce fire. Always guard against it, and do … Continue reading

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Meaningless

They who desire the admiration of the world will do well to amass a great fortune and then give it away. The world will respond with admiration in proportion to the size of their treasure.   Of course, this is … Continue reading

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At the end of the day, reflect

This day has passed. My life, too, is closing. Like a fish with little water, Pleasure will not last.  Let me practice with pure effort: Be mindful of impermanence; Be careful of idleness.  —Evening prayer

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