Monthly Archives: July 2018

Foes

Although you may spend your life killing, you will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain. —Arya Nagarjuna

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Free

There is pleasure when an itch is scratched, but to be without an itch is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, but to be without desires is more pleasurable still. —Nagarjuna

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All

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. —Buddha Shakyamuni The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed; the deed develops into habit; and … Continue reading

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Inevitable

The logs of wood which move down the river together are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting should not be the cause of pain. —Nagarjuna

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By the Tail

Without a foundation in the conventional truth, the significance of the ultimate cannot be taught. Without understanding the significance of the ultimate, liberation is not achieved. By a misperception of emptiness, a person of little intelligence is destroyed, like seizing a viper by the … Continue reading

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Degrees

Any notion of attachment and so on is an afflictive obscuration. Any notion of subject, object, and action is a cognitive obscuration. […] According to the degree of impurity, partial purity, and complete purity, we speak of sentient beings, Bodhisattvas, and … Continue reading

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Miserable

When animals are crossing a ford, if the one in front goes crookedly, all the others go crookedly. So too, among human beings, when the leader behaves unrighteously, other people behave unrighteously. If the leader is unrighteous, the entire country … Continue reading

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