Monthly Archives: October 2015

Never, Always

Samsara cannot be and will never be free from suffering. That is the First Noble Truth, the truth of suffering. However, it is always our duty to alleviate whatever suffering we encounter, so that sentient beings have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Reverence!

namo gurave   Reverence to the Glorious Lama, Quintessence of the Three Bodies, Crown Jewel of the Pure Lineage, Leader of sentient beings, Revealer of the Ultimate Path, the Lord of Refuge, the Regent of the Buddha, of peerless kindness, … Continue reading

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Wholesome and Unwholesome

Unwholesome Acts Of the Body: Killing, Stealing, Sexual Misconduct Of Speech: Lying, Sowing Discord, Harsh Speech, Idle Chatter Of Mind: Covetousness, Malice, Holding and Justifying Wrong Views Wholesome Acts The Ten Perfections: Generosity, Morality, Patience, Effort, Concentration, Discernment, Aspiration, Skillful Means, … Continue reading

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Natural

Mind’s nature is and always has been Buddha. It has neither birth nor cessation, like space. When you realize the real meaning of the equal nature of all things, to remain in that state, without searching, is meditation. —Garab Dorje

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Like Space

Space, whose nature is free of concepts, encompasses everything. Likewise, the stainless expanse of the mind’s true nature permeates all beings. —Asanga

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The Rimé (non-sectarian) View

There are many medicines and each has the capacity to cure specific types of illness. We do not normally mix our medicines. Instead, we recognize the specific needs of each patient, and choose the right medicines for helping them overcome … Continue reading

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Abhorrent

Unless we can control our minds, so that even the thought of brutal unkindness and killing is abhorrent, we will never be able to be free from bondage to suffering. -Buddha Shakyamuni

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