Monthly Archives: October 2015

Clarity

If we are not trapped in the mire of mental constructs, the manifestation of awareness is directly seen, free from fabrication. Without tying knots in the air with the rope of speculation, may we be skilled in spontaneously resting in … Continue reading

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Freedom

The reason for practicing meditation and seeking to attain samadhi is to be free from the suffering of life. But in seeking to be free from suffering ourselves, how can we inflict it upon others? -Buddha Shakyamuni, Surangama Sutra

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Freedom

The disciples of the Noble One, abandoning the taking of life, abstain from taking life. In doing so, they give freedom from danger, freedom from animosity, freedom from oppression to limitless numbers of beings. –Buddha Shakyamuni

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Delight

Just as no pleasures can bring delight to someone who is blaze with fire, the great compassionate ones cannot be pleased when harm is done to sentient beings. –Arya Shantideva

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Four Boundless Qualities

Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity are called “immeasurable” for four reasons: their benefits are boundless; the number of beings to whom they are directed is boundless; the aspiration we have when cultivating them is boundless; and their fruit, … Continue reading

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The Fruition

If you go beyond all grasping at an object and at a subject, that is the monarch of all views. If there is no distraction, it is the monarch of all meditations. If there is no effort, it is the … Continue reading

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Life Is Practice

Be compassionate to yourself, even as you look at your mistakes and mishaps. Then, if others are less than perfect too, use your developing compassion to kill your anger and frustration. Practice this every minute. Life is practice. As the … Continue reading

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