Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cultivate the Four Immeasurables

Cultivate the Four Immeasurables of equanimity, love, compassion, and rejoicing by progressing through four levels of commitment: reflect on how wonderful it would be if all beings without exception (equanimity) were to be happy (love), free of suffering (compassion), and … Continue reading

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Praying for Syria

om tare tuttare ture so’ha

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A Magic Act

When I ring the bell, where does the sound originate?   In the body of the bell? The clapper? In the movement of my hand? In my intention?  Or does the sound originate in your ear, your attention, or your mind?  … Continue reading

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“The Truth”

The various Buddhist views of reality are not competing with or refuting each other.  They are indispensable at various times, and for different persons. They are necessary while helpful.  If we grasp at them as “The Truth”, we lose the view, … Continue reading

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True Morality

Morality contrary to the Dharma manifests as a sense of superiority over those who do not observe it, competition with those who guard it more purely, and the desire to obtain advantage and gain as a consequence of our ‘admirable’ … Continue reading

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Four Attachments

If you are attached to this body, you lack understanding. If you are attached to this world, you lack renunciation. If you are attached to personal liberation, you lack the mind of enlightenment. If you are attached to views, you … Continue reading

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We can be happy

This world of duality cannot, by its very nature, give us permanent happiness. The good and the bad are the two faces of the same coin.  However, that does not mean that we cannot be happy. We can. It is … Continue reading

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