Monthly Archives: June 2015

All Equal

I don’t see the difference between animals, humans, and insects I don’t see the difference between colors of people and other beings. I don’t see the difference between types and species. But I do see their Buddha Nature. We are … Continue reading

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Dharma Voices for Animals

The Buddha included non-human animals along with humans in the class of beings that are deserving of our compassion and non-harming action. The Western spiritual tradition – at least in its mainstream formulation – works on two levels of morality: … Continue reading

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Wholesome and Unwholesome

It is unwholesome to mislead my Lama and those worthy of offerings, deceiving them about my qualities and practice. I shall never intentionally deceive someone worthy of offerings, but shall confess my faults, seeking correction. It is unwholesome to make … Continue reading

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Natural Renunciation

As we grow older, we naturally cultivate renunciation. We can nurture this quality by reflecting on the variety of experiences we’ve already had. This automatically diminishes our craving to repeat similar experiences. We find ourselves no longer so driven to … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace

We pray for our Emanuel AME Church Sisters and Brothers The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41: A state senator and the senior pastor of Emanuel, he was married to Jennifer Benjamin and the father of two children, Eliana and Malana. Ms. … Continue reading

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Me and Mine

All I think, speak, and do is tainted with self grasping and self cherishing. If I do not give up these two, even my cultivation will be a cause of suffering. Bless me to give up me and mine!

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The Mirror

Yaks do not fly, and ravens do not till the soil. It is pointless and callous to comment on the obvious. Bless me to understand the common and uncommon karmic appropriations! The impurities of others become mine when I see … Continue reading

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