Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gratitude

These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful for a kindness done. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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Patience

There is no unwholesomeness like anger, and no discipline like patience. Strive always therefore for serenity, cultivating it in varied ways. ―Shantideva

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Menla

tayatha om bhekandze bhekandze maha-bhekandze radza samudgate so’ha May all ten directions of cyclic existence abound in remedies, healers, nurses, food, and shelter for the poor and the infirm. May I be reborn as remedy, healer, and nurse, and perform … Continue reading

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Less Effort

Since beginningless time, we’ve gone through so much pain for transient pleasures. Yet with a thousand times less effort, we could have reached enlightenment itself. ―Ven. Rene Feusi

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Withholding Nothing

This body, and all my good besides, and all my merits gained and to be gained, I give them all away, withholding nothing, to bring about the benefit of beings. ―Shantideva

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Bodhisattva Prayer

May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, a guide for those who journey on the road; for those who wish to go across the water, may I be a boat, a raft, a bridge. May I be … Continue reading

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Confidence and Humility

Jigme Lingpa has advised us that, as practitioners, we need two things: confidence and humility. When you lose your inspiration, when you think that you are lazy and you don’t have devotion, then you should think, ‘The fact that I … Continue reading

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