Monthly Archives: October 2019

Three Forms

The mind’s nature is emptiness, the dharmakaya. The mind has clarity or awareness, the sambhogakaya. The mind is continuously manifesting and displaying, the nirmanakaya. —Ringu Tulku

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Devotion

Devotion is awareness of impermanence; devotion is the mind of renunciation; devotion is compassion for all sentient beings; devotion is the experience of dependent arising. Most importantly, the moment there is devotion, you have the view, and there is awareness … Continue reading

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One

Friends, there is one who arose and came to be for the welfare of the multitudes, for the happiness of the multitudes, out of sympathy for the world —for the benefit, welfare, and happiness of celestials and humans. Who? The … Continue reading

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Irresistible Working

The Buddha’s essence is True Purity, True Bliss, True Being, True Permanence. The Buddha’s nature is Boundless Life and Light. The Buddha’s manifestation is the totality of appearance. The Buddha’s activity is the irresistible working of compassionate wisdom. —TN

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Unwavering

The creator of delusion and liberation in samsara and nirvana is our own mind. Mind has the innate character of emptiness: beyond origination, cessation, and duration. Sustain the uncontrived reality of this innate character, with unwavering mindfulness. The definitive meaning … Continue reading

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The Origin of “I”

This is, because that is. This is not, because that is not. This comes to be, because that comes to be. This ceases to be, because that ceases to be. —Buddha Shakyamuni Conditionality (idampratyayata) is the general expression of causality … Continue reading

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At The End Of Time

The Amideva Sutra (Sukhavati vyuha sutra) is a remedy for all sicknesses. It is beyond conventionalities, a perfect fusion, with inconceivable power. The mystic treasury of the Flower Ornament (Avatamsaka sutra), the secret gist of the Lotus (Saddharma pundarika sutra), … Continue reading

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Coming & Going

Whatever arises in the mind —whether a thought, an emotion, a sensation, or a perception— is the arising of co-emergent wisdom. It is the radiation of the mind’s emptiness and luminosity. Every arising is temporary; one thought comes and goes, … Continue reading

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Free

When we discard hope, we are free from the tyranny of gods. When we discard fear, we are free from the tyranny of demons. ―Machik Labdrön

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Most Important

Recognizing our own and others’ Buddha Nature is the most important aspect of Dharma practice. Once we recognize Buddha Nature, we become fully familiar with it through cultivation (recitation, contemplation, meditation). The result of that practice is manifesting Buddha Nature … Continue reading

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