Monthly Archives: July 2019

Blessings

Blessed is the birth of the Buddhas; blessed is the proclamation of the sacred Dharma; blessed is the harmony of the Sangha, and blessed is the pursuit of the assembled truth-seekers. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Dhp

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Good Signs

The best signs of success are a decreasing of self-centeredness and the easing of mental afflictions. —Gampopa

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Not By Faith Alone

It is not enough to have faith. One must also part far from the five deeds of immediate retribution (killing the father, killing the mother, killing a Bodhisattva, wounding a Buddha, splitting the Sangha) and from the rejection of the … Continue reading

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All

The Buddha’s teachings say that all sentient beings —not only human beings, but all sentient beings— possess Buddha Nature. […] According to the Buddha’s teachings, we are all equal. The Buddha was the first to give equal rights, not only … Continue reading

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Fading

Defiled by desire, the mind is not released. Defiled by ignorance, discernment does not develop. Thus, from the fading of desire there is awareness; from the fading of ignorance, there is discernment. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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This Is Not Me

Any form [feeling, perception, volition, consciousness] whatsoever that is past, future, or present; internal or external; gross or subtle; common or sublime; far or near —every form [feeling, perception, volition, consciousness] is to be seen as it has come to … Continue reading

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Awake or Asleep

Whether walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, speaking, or remaining silent —no matter what you are doing— always remain mindful of the Buddha in your heart, just as a starving person thinks of food or a thirsty person thinks of … Continue reading

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