Monthly Archives: August 2017

Quintessence

If you check your mind over and over again, whatever you do becomes the perfect path. Of all the hundreds of vital instructions, this is the very quintessence. —Patrul Rinpoche  

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Three Joys

Generosity brings joy at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to give. We experience joy in the actual act of giving. We experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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No Grief, No Fear

From attachment springs grief, from attachment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from attachment, there is no grief, there is no fear. From lust springs grief, from lust springs fear. For one who is wholly free from lust, there is … Continue reading

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Danger

Although one may come across examples of authentic Buddhist masters who dress or speak unconventionally, there is no license in Buddhism for unethical behavior. Asian or western ‘masters’ who claim their selfish and abusive behavior is a display of ‘skillful … Continue reading

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Clinging

There are these four kinds of clinging. What four? Clinging to sense-pleasures, clinging to various views, clinging to superstition, and clinging to an ego. These are the four kinds of clinging. This Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated for … Continue reading

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4 Truths

For those of us who’ve experienced heartbreak, rejection, and disappointment, parted with loved ones, lost our health and possessions, come short of fulfilling our dreams, or realized that there is little we can do about aging and death, it’s fairly … Continue reading

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Inexorable

The ground of purification is the universal ground wisdom, which is like the sky. The objects of purification are the incidental stains, which are like the clouds. The agent of purification is the truth of the path, which is like the inexorable wind. The result of … Continue reading

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