Monthly Archives: December 2011

Lama Jesus

  A beloved Lama (teacher) makes a promise to his disciples before dying: “I will return.” After a period of mourning, the heart-sons of the departed Lama scrutinize all possible signs for an indication as to where he will take … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature pervades all

During the period of impurity due to the presence of defilements, Buddha Nature resides as the basis for the subsistence of defilements. During the period of partial impurity and purity, Buddha Nature resides as the basis for purification of defilements. … Continue reading

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Phenomenal life is overwhelming

Phenomenal life is overwhelming —that is its nature: the suffering of pain, change, and conditioning. The experience of phenomenal life is fundamentally contrary to true purity, self, bliss and permanence, our ultimate reality, of which we are intuitively aware. If … Continue reading

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Recollecting the Buddha United with Guru Yoga

namo gurave   On the level of absolute truth, free of going, coming, and staying, Beyond the convention of form, pervading all directions and times, The best, the original condition of all dharmas, I go to Buddha Guru Dharmakāya for … Continue reading

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Remember always

Remember always that you are just a visitor, a traveler passing through. Your stay here is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil, and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing … Continue reading

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Shamatha: Calm Abiding

Rest directly and evenly in the fresh, uncontrived, unaltered nature of whatever thoughts arise, without pursuing the past, anticipating the future, or assessing the present consciousness. Just sit, free from a mind that clings to hopes for the meditation to … Continue reading

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The Causes of Negative Karma

 All of the suffering in the three lower realms and the two higher realms does not arise without causes and conditions. The cause is non-virtuous actions. Although there are various enumerations of non-virtuous acts, the principal ones to be abandoned … Continue reading

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