Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Most

There is no fire like greed. There is no crime like hatred. There is no sorrow like bondage to this world. There is no happiness like freedom.   Health is the greatest blessing. Contentment is the best of riches. Trust … Continue reading

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Useless

The mind is spinning around about carrying out a lot of useless projects. It’s a waste. Give it up! Thinking about the hundred plans you want to accomplish, with never enough time to finish them, just weighs down your mind. … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

The usual has a way of becoming reified as well as invisible. Like fish in water, when we are home we do not see our surroundings for what they are, and we come to believe that this is what reality … Continue reading

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Open Hand

I have taught the Way without making distinctions between open and secret teachings. In truth, there must be no such thing as the closed fist of the teacher, withholding some essential knowledge from the student. Secrecy is characteristic of false … Continue reading

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Liberation through Love

It is in this way that we must train: by liberation through love. We will develop love, we will practice it, we will make it both a way and a basis, take our stand upon it, store it up, and … Continue reading

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Cultivate

Cultivate the thought of loving-kindness, for by cultivating loving-kindness, ill will is banished forever. Cultivate, too, the thought of compassion, for by cultivating compassion, you will find harm and cruelty disappear. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Majjhima Nikaya

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Freedom and Responsibility

To be free, in the worldly and the spiritual sense, it is essential to accept full responsibility for our thoughts, words, and deeds; recognize that it is impossible to avoid the consequences of our previous acts; and establish the necessary … Continue reading

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