Monthly Archives: January 2015

Indestructible

The dharmakaya does not change into something else, since it has inexhaustible properties. It is the refuge of beings, since it protects them without limit, until the final end. It is always free from duality, since it is foreign to … Continue reading

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Changeless

The nature of mind, just as the element of space, does not depend upon specific causes or conditions, nor does it depend on a gathering of these. It has neither arising, cessation, nor abiding. The clear and luminous nature of mind is as changeless … Continue reading

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Origins

From the Buddha stems the Dharma, from the Dharma, the Assembly of Noble Ones, from the Assembly, the attainment of Buddha Nature, the element of primordial wisdom. This wisdom finally attained is supreme enlightenment, possessing all the properties that fulfill … Continue reading

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No Such, No Such

The noble Bodhisattvas eliminate the suffering of dying, falling ill, and aging at its root, which is due to karma and the afflicted emotions. There being no such cause, there is no such consequence. ―Maitreya, Uttaratantra Shastra

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Four Marks

The dharmakaya is true purity, since its nature is pure and even the remaining imprints are fully removed. It is true self, since all conceptual elaboration in terms of self and non-self is totally stilled. It is true happiness, since … Continue reading

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The Key

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. … I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. … To solve all human conflict, we must evolve a method … Continue reading

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Inextricable

The practice of putting others in the center is not simply a crusade to do “good.” It is a practice based on the understanding that our own happiness is inextricably linked with the happiness of others. ―Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

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