Monthly Archives: August 2017

Small

Do not disregard small negative acts, thinking they are harmless, because even a small spark can set fire to a mountain of hay. Do not disregard small positive acts, thinking they are without benefit, because even tiny drops of water … Continue reading

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Better, Higher, Holier

Because all sentient beings have Buddha Nature, all we need for liberation and enlightenment are peace and clarity. Peace is the absence of afflicted emotions; clarity is the empty luminosity of the mind. Enlightenment is not a supernatural state; it does … Continue reading

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Violent Consequences

Those who inflict violence on defenseless beings, and offend those who are inoffensive, will soon come upon one of these ten states: sharp pains, disaster, bodily injury, serious illness, derangement of mind, government persecution, grave charges, loss of relatives, loss … Continue reading

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Nothing Compares

Seek fame and followers, and both body and mind grow weary. Accumulate merit for your own benefit, and your desires and ambitions increase. Nothing can compare with remaining free, without external attachments. Nothing surpasses reciting the Name* and casting off … Continue reading

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Be Here Now???

Let go of the past, let go of the future, let go of the present, and cross over beyond existence.  —Buddha, Dhammapada, Ch 24, v 348   Wherever there is ‘here’, there is ‘there’. Whenever there is ‘now’, there is ‘then’. … Continue reading

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Aspiration

May no living creature suffer, commit evil or ever fall ill. May no one be afraid or belittled, with a mind weighed by depression. May the blind see forms and the deaf hear sounds. May those who are worn with toil be … Continue reading

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Happy

Happy indeed we live, friendly amidst the hostile. Amidst the afflicted, we dwell free from hatred. Happy indeed we live, content amidst the afflicted by craving. Amidst the afflicted, we dwell free from craving. Happy indeed we live, free from … Continue reading

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