Monthly Archives: January 2020

One More Bad Habit

Meditation must not be undertaken with the expectation of experiencing results. When results are experienced, they must not become objects of attachment. If meditation practice is goal-driven, or if results become an object of attachment, the practice itself will be … Continue reading

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Give & Take

Oh, I am happy! Very good; it means that I can give. May all my happiness go to all sentient beings and let them enjoy! Oh, I am sad! Very good; it means I can take. May I absorb the suffering … Continue reading

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The Basic Field of Reality

Becoming aware that there is nothing apart from the mind, the wise realize that the mind also does not exist substantially. Having seen that the two do not exist, the wise abide in the basic field of reality, which does not contain … Continue reading

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Steadfast

For those desiring long life, beauty, fame, acclaim, heaven, high birth, and lofty delights following in succession, the wise praise heedfulness in doing deeds of merit. Being heedful, the wise secure both kinds of good: the good in this life, … Continue reading

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Recover the Wisdom

If we can’t see our own Buddha Nature, the source of Light and Life, then we can look for it in others. That is why we remember our saints and teachers: we look at someone whose Buddha Nature we can … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

Just like sunflowers track the sun, Buddha Nature always aims at enlightenment. A sunflower does not have to learn how to track the sun. That is its nature. —TN

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Luminous

Luminous is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed ordinary person does not discern that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that, for the uninstructed ordinary person, there is no development … Continue reading

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