Monthly Archives: January 2019

Transcience

The blossom that opens in the morning is scattered by the evening breeze, and the dew, condensed in hours of darkness before dawn, is dispelled by the rays of the morning sun. Heedless or willfully ignorant of this procession of … Continue reading

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Beings & Buddhas

Covered by the veils of disturbing emotions, we are sentient beings. Freed from disturbing emotions, we are Buddhas. —Nagarjuna

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Dependent Origination

What is meant by dependent origination? It means that nothing included within inner or outer phenomena has arisen without a cause. Neither have they originated from what are not their causes; that is, noncauses such as a permanent creator, the … Continue reading

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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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