Monthly Archives: June 2019

Peace & Happiness

My Pure Land, like nirvana itself, is beyond comparison. I feel compassion for all living beings and vow to save them all. Those who come to my Pure Land from the ten directions will find joy and serenity of heart. … Continue reading

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Leave These

Food, clothing, and shelter are the three lower paths. To desire and make a display of clothing is karma for the path of beasts. To greedily crave food is karma for the path of famished ghosts. To desire to set up a … Continue reading

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A Big River

The discipline boils down to giving up the ten negative actions (killing, stealing, abusing, lying, speaking harshly, slandering, chattering, coveting, malice, and wrong views) and the five poisons (attachment, aversion, indifference, jealousy, and pride) as they are ordinarily experienced. So … Continue reading

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Always Available

If you’re determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so. The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. —Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Not Necessary

Here and now, we’re dying. All our thoughts, all our emotions, all our breaths, all our bodies, flow constantly. Just as it is in the universe, this constant movement is in us death and rebirth at each moment. Understanding this … Continue reading

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The Only Difference

In terms of how things are, there is no difference between Buddhas and sentient beings. However, in terms of how things appear, sentient beings are confused and Buddhas are not. Confusion is the only difference. —Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Trembling

When the words we speak or write come from inner experience and are heartfelt, they are always imbued with “trembling for the welfare of beings.” ―Ayya Khema

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