Monthly Archives: January 2019

Step by step

Like ascending the steps of a staircase, you should also train step-by-step and endeavor in my profound teachings. Without jumping any steps, proceed gradually to the end. Just as small children gradually develop their body and strength, so does our … Continue reading

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No Such Thing

Those who kill do so for profit. They kill creatures and sell them in the marketplace, where ignorant people use the net of money to catch their prey. Among those who take the lives of others, some use money, and … Continue reading

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No One

The idea that we must choose between benefiting “me” and benefiting “others” is an artifact of the wrong view of separation. The choice is between favoring the false self, “me,” and benefiting ALL beings. No one is excluded from the … Continue reading

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No Retaliation

Do not retaliate with anger when attacked. Do not retaliate with abuse when reviled. Do not retaliate with criticism when blamed. Do not retaliate with blows when struck. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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With & Without

With compassion we have all Dharmas; without compassion, we have no Dharma at all. —Lama Shabkar

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Equanimity

When it happens that you feel excited and joyful or are honored and served, don’t fall prey to the demon of exhilaration, with your feelings soaring high in the sky. Bow your head, keep your feet on the ground, and … Continue reading

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Dignity & Modesty

What is dignity? It is to avoid what is objectionable in my eyes, and its function is to provide a basis for refraining from unwholesome behavior. What is modesty? It is to avoid what is objectionable in the eyes of … Continue reading

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