Monthly Archives: December 2019

Be Done

Be done with doubt and indecision, and embrace your practice with all your heart. Shake off lethargy, dullness, and laziness, and strive always with enthusiasm and joy. —Atisha

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Nihilistic Prattle

To denigrate the causality of karma, resolving that the meaning of emptiness is such that there are no results from skillful or unskillful deeds, is to deviate into nihilistic prattle. —Rikzin Chodrak, Words of Dharmakirti

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Never Alone

When you are away from your spiritual friends, and you feel lonely on the path, and you feel a lack of encouragement to go on, just remember that all the enlightened beings are always with you. You are never alone. … Continue reading

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Four Ways of Doing

There are four ways of doing. What are the four? There is a way of doing that is painful now and ripens in the future as pain. There is a way of doing that is pleasant now and ripens in … Continue reading

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See Clearly

It is really quite simple. Whatever we put our mind on, that is what we know. We are not obliged to think negative thoughts, yet we constantly do. It is another of our human foibles. We put our mind on … Continue reading

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Just Waves on Water

Stop living a false and empty life. Drop those deceptions of your own mind and endless projects that you don’t need! Don’t make your head spin with the burden of strings of ideas that never come true and endless distracting … Continue reading

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An Old Truth

If there is beauty, there must be ugliness; if there is right, there must be wrong. Wisdom and ignorance are complementary, and illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated. This is an old truth; don’t think it was discovered recently. —Ryokan

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