Monthly Archives: December 2018

Ten

Reproducing Dharma texts, dedicating, and distributing them; studying, reading, remembering, and explaining them; reciting them aloud, contemplating, and pondering them: these ten activities bring merit beyond measure. —Maitreya

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Over and Over

Over and over, he tires, and he struggles; over and over, the fool goes to the womb. Over and over, he is born, and he dies; over and over, they bear him to his grave. But one who’s wisdom is … Continue reading

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Impossible

Is a relative possible without an absolute? Is what is pervaded possible without a pervading property? Is what is supported possible without a supporting ground? Is the incidental possible without a primordial? Are phenomena possible without a true nature? If … Continue reading

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Luminous

Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incidental stains. The uninstructed worldly person does not discern that as it actually is, which is why I tell you that, for the uninstructed worldly person, there is no mental … Continue reading

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A Fool

A fool aware of his foolishness is to that extent wise. But a fool who believes himself wise is truly to be known as a fool. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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Purification

The ground of purification is the universal-ground primordial awareness that is like the sky, the object of purification is the incidental stains that are like clouds, the purifying agent is the truth of the path that is like a relentless … Continue reading

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Uncreated

Uncreated and spontaneously present, never due to extraneous conditions, wielding knowledge, compassionate love, and power, Buddhahood has the qualities of the two benefits. Its nature is without beginning, middle, or end; hence Buddhahood is uncreated. Since it possesses the peaceful … Continue reading

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