Monthly Archives: April 2016

¡Éxito siempre!

El éxito en cualquier empresa no se mide por los resultados obtenidos, sino que por la calidad e intensidad de la intención con que actuamos; el efecto benéfico sobre los demás de la persona, objeto, o situación sobre la que … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

Diligence is zeal or enthusiasm for the path. It is finding joy in practicing what is wholesome and skillful. Diligence is the sustained capacity to ‘do the needful’, regardless of temporary moods or conditions. Shantideva said in the Bodhicharyavatara: Having patience, I should … Continue reading

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Here and Now

Enlightenment is not an evolutionary attainment. On the contrary, ordinary existence is a temporary involution of our true nature. Because nothing can cease to be what it is, this involution is not enduring. It arises at every instant, caused by wrong … Continue reading

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The Buddha on Animals

First among the moral injunctions, accepted and shared by all schools and lineages of the Buddha Dharma, is the precept to abstain from taking life (Anguttara Agama): A disciple of the Noble Ones, abandoning the taking of life, abstains from … Continue reading

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Let´s not fool ourselves

The Buddha gives this instruction in the Griha Vinaya (Rules for Householders, Dharmika Sutra, Kshudraka Agama): Let him not destroy, or cause to be destroyed, any life at all, or sanction the acts of those who do so. Let him … Continue reading

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Masters of Illusion

Examining what is, we find that reality is free from the three constructs of subject, object, and medium. Conventional existence is unreal; it is like a dream or an illusion. Free of attachment and aversion, practitioners experience pure joy devoid … Continue reading

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