Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dharmakaya

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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Singular Nature

Liberation as ever-perfect does not refer to the liberation of a Buddha that has occurred in the past, such as that of Buddha Sakyamuni, but to the way in which countless beings are liberated right now and will continue to … Continue reading

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Negative & Positive

The degree to which any experience repels, frightens, or seems to weaken us is equal to the degree to which such experience can make us stronger, more confident, more open, and more able to accept the infinite possibilities of our … Continue reading

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Ego Cocoon

From time immemorial we have been addicted to the self. It is how we identify ourselves. It is what we love most dearly. It is also what we hate most fiercely at times. Its existence is also the thing that … Continue reading

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Obstacles

Those who lack the faculty of faith, who become discouraged, who are timid, who turn away from diligence, who are complacent with the slightest qualities, who fixate on a single virtue only, who lack skill, who are without a spiritual … Continue reading

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Why meditate?

The result of learning, contemplation, and meditation should be a steady and real increase in the love and compassion of bodhichitta, together with a steady and real diminution of ego-clinging and negative thinking. ―Patrul Rinpoche

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Practical Instruction

We often hear the Buddha’s brilliant summary of the Path: “Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.” This is eminently practical advice. At every moment, in every circumstance, if we can ask these questions, we will make swift progress on the … Continue reading

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