Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mirages

All phenomena merely arise from conditions, without any self, agent, soul, or creator, and are like a dream, an illusion, a mirage, or an echo. The objects of perception appear to be external, but are merely the habitual propensities of … Continue reading

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Painful, Dangerous, and Boring

The nature of suffering is the same for the entire three realms —like being caught in a pit of fire, or a vicious viper’s mouth, or like a bee circling inside a pot. ―Kunchen Dolpopa In other words, the cycle … Continue reading

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Pulp Dharma and Buffet Buddhism

Sadly, Buddhism today faces two great challenges in the world, and especially in the West: on one hand, there is a misrepresentation of the teachings by those who pretend to know the Dharma better than the Buddha Shakyamuni, and on … Continue reading

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Life

The three realms of existence are like a cloud in autumn, the birth and death of beings are like a dancer’s movements, and a being’s life is like a waterfall, or a flash of lightning in the sky ―it never stops … Continue reading

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The Mind Does Not Have…

The mind has no color, no shape, no weight, no inside, no outside, no origin, and no cessation. The mind has no color: it is not red with anger, or blue with sorrow, or yellow with fear, or green with … Continue reading

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Proof of Absence

If we look at space with the naked eye, we might see the brightest stars and the nearest heavenly bodies, but we will neither see the faint lights nor the remote planets. If we look at a drop of pond … Continue reading

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Real Self-Esteem

Those who engage in bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, and mental misconduct are not dear to themselves. Even though they may say, ‘We are dear to ourselves,’ still they are not dear to themselves. Why is that? Of their own accord, … Continue reading

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