Monthly Archives: November 2018

Impossible

It is not possible for one who is stuck in the mud to pull out another who is also stuck in the mud. But it is possible for one who is not stuck in the mud to pull out another … Continue reading

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Still Nobler

Herein a certain person abstains from taking life, from stealing, and so forth. This one is noble. Herein a certain other not only abstains from taking life and so forth, but also encourages another to abstain from so doing. This … Continue reading

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In This Life

The noble life does not depend on the dogma of the eternality of the world, nor does it depend on the dogma of the infinity of the world. Whether the world is eternal or not, and whether the world is … Continue reading

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This

Illusion is this single thought-moment; enlightenment also is this single thought-moment. Just as turning away from reality to wander in samsara is this single thought-moment of false discrimination, so overturning illusion is again this thought-moment. If you do not attain enlightenment in this … Continue reading

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From Today

From today, and in all lifetimes, may I be endowed with the qualities of faithfulness, diligence, wisdom, and compassion. May I have pristine, altruistic motivation and extreme honesty; possess sublime courage and pure livelihood; dwell in moral discipline that delights … Continue reading

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Déjà vu

Some persons routinely fall in love with the same type of man or woman, even though their previous relationships have not been successful. Others repeatedly become involved in situations at work that lead to discomfort with the job, conflict with … Continue reading

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Anger, liberated

Don’t follow after the object of hatred —look at the angry mind. Anger, liberated by itself as it arises, is the clear void. The clear void is none other than mirrorlike wisdom. —Patrul Rinpoche

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