Monthly Archives: June 2018

Balance

Humility is not thinking less of myself, but rather thinking of myself less. I am neither the best nor the worst —both extremes are manifestations of pride. Those who stand on tiptoes lose their balance.

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To the Kalamas

Don’t go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, ‘This is our teacher.’ When you know for yourselves that, ‘These ideas … Continue reading

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Awaken!

Your mind is fundamentally wonderful, luminous, and pure, but —because of your involvement with the things of the world— you have covered and impoverished it. In this way, you are caught on the endless wheel of becoming this or that, floating and … Continue reading

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Criticism

They criticize those who remain silent, they criticize those who speak too much, they criticize those who speak enough. There is none in the world who is not criticized. –Buddha Shakyamuni, Dhammapada

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The Essence of Buddhahood

To hold all beings in high esteem and render them respectful service is equal to revering and serving the Tathagatas. To make all beings happy is to please all Tathagatas. And why? Because the Great Compassionate Heart is the essence of Buddhahood. For … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practice

It is like a boat going to the ocean. Before it reaches the ocean, it is dragged with much effort, but once it reaches the ocean, it is propelled without effort by the wind. The distance it travels on the ocean … Continue reading

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Rescue

I shall honor the Buddhas of the ten directions. I shall liberate from all affliction the beings of the ten directions. I shall establish their inconceivable multitude on the tenth ground, and when I have this established them on the tenth … Continue reading

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