Monthly Archives: April 2015

Buddha’s Disciples

By persuading others to renounce unwholesomeness and adopt wholesomeness, and leading them from the shallow to the profound ―this is how the Buddha delivers sentient beings. At no point have things ever been different from this. Having now become a … Continue reading

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Simply

Always take the lowest place. Wear simple clothes. Help other beings as much as you can. In everything you do, simply work at developing love and compassion until they have become a fundamental part of you. ―Patrul Rinpoche

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The Starting Point

Morality that is well purified and a view that is made straight are the starting point of all advantageous states. Then, when your morality is well purified and your view is straight, based upon morality, established upon morality, you should … Continue reading

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Oppression and Happiness

One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter. One who, while himself seeking happiness, does not oppress with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will find happiness hereafter. ―Buddha Shakyamuni, Dharmapada

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Prayer to Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattvas

Turning us back from the road to the lower realms, it shows us the road to the higher destinations, and leads to where there is no old age and death ―to this bodhicitta, in homage I bow. I bow to … Continue reading

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Happiness

The search for happiness is not about looking at life through rose-colored glasses or blinding oneself to the pain and imperfections of the world. Nor is happiness a state of exultation to be perpetuated at all costs. It is the … Continue reading

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All Is Not Empty of Self-Nature

The Dharma of the golden age is the stainless words of the Conqueror, and what is carefully taught by the Bodhisattvas on the tenth level and by the great system founders, Asanga and Nagarjuna, flawless and endowed with sublime qualities. In … Continue reading

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Risen

On this Easter day, please welcome the true risen Jesus ―the one who instructs us to love one another, the one who breaks bread with the marginalized, the one who expels the merchants from the temple, the one who is willing to die … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

If we look like Buddhists and talk like Buddhists and sit on a cushion like the other Buddhists, then we think we are automatically followers of the Buddha’s teachings. But all these concepts are cutting us off from the utter … Continue reading

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All Have One Breath

For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; and man hath no preeminence above the beasts: for all is … Continue reading

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