Monthly Archives: April 2019

No Being Is Liberated

This is how the Bodhisattva Mahasattvas master their thinking: “However many species of living beings there are —whether born from eggs, from the womb, from division, or spontaneously; whether they have form or do not have form; whether they have … Continue reading

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Recitation Is Rebirth

There is no birth in the Pure Land to be sought separately from the Name. […] It is not that you are born in the Pure Land by means of the Name, but rather, you understand that reciting the Name … Continue reading

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Responsible

We cannot support any act of killing; no killing can be justified. But not to kill is not enough. We must also learn ways to prevent others from killing. We cannot say “I am not responsible. They did it. My … Continue reading

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Misdeeds

An unwholesome person who attempts to harm a sage is like one who raises his head and spits at heaven: instead of reaching heaven, the spittle falls back on him. It is the same with someone who throws dust against … Continue reading

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Pick-up Lines

I pick up trash almost every day. While I’ve been told repeatedly that it is a “losing battle,” I beg to differ. Whatever trash I remove is no longer there to soil the area or harm children and animals. More … Continue reading

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Identical

One orders the killing. One does the killing. One eats the flesh. These three unwholesome acts are identical. —Mending Tsampa Rinpoche

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Light

Those who see the Way are like someone holding a torch who enters a dark room, dispelling the darkness so that only light remains. When you study the Way and see the truth, ignorance vanishes, and light remains forever. — … Continue reading

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