Monthly Archives: September 2015

Overwrite Negative Scripts

In the Vibhanga sutra, Buddha Shakyamuni defines name (nama) as mental phenomena (feeling, perception, intention, contact, attention), and form (rupa) as physical phenomena (the great elements and all that is dependent on them). Nama-rupa is also used by the Buddha as shorthand for the five aggregates of … Continue reading

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Most Effective

Other struggles may be fueled by greed, hatred, fear, or ignorance, but a nonviolent one cannot use such blind sources of energy, for they will destroy those involved and also the struggle itself. Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of … Continue reading

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The Seed of Compassion

Compassion arises within our minds and therefore is like a seed that is already present within the mind. Like any seed, it has to be nurtured. In the case of compassion, we nurture it in several ways. One is to … Continue reading

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The Righteous and the Sinners

“We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind. “A delicate balance is required … Continue reading

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Fragility

If the earth, mountains, and oceans will be incinerated by seven blazing suns, and none of these bodies will endure, even as ash, I should not rely on something so frail as this physical body. To say: “Today, at least, … Continue reading

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One Taste

The mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt. Even so, the true way has but one flavor, the flavor of freedom. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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Here & Now

Do not go after the past, nor lose yourself in the future, for the past no longer exists, and the future is not here yet. By looking deeply at things, just as they are, in this moment, here and now, … Continue reading

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