Monthly Archives: February 2020

Unwholesome Friends

Frequenting unwholesome friends is bound to make your own behavior unwholesome. Abandon any friendships that are negative. —Padampa Sangye

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Manifestation & Perfection

Understanding the Pure Land teaching is all a matter of comprehending that Amideva (Amitabha Buddha) is precisely our own Buddha Nature, our Original Mind. If we mistakenly refer to the Buddha as “other”, we would fall into one form of … Continue reading

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Faults

Attachment is difficult to abandon, but it is a mild fault; aversion is easy to abandon, but it is a grave fault; indifference is difficult to abandon, and it is a grave fault. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Arya Vinaya Viniscayopāli Pariprccha Sutra

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Meaningful

Appreciate and rejoice, without any expectation. It doesn’t matter if people are unkind to you, it doesn’t matter if people betray you, it doesn’t matter if people don’t even say “Thank you.” By appreciating everything around you, from happy experiences … Continue reading

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Help

Compassion without attachment is the perfect cause. Knowing the nature of unborn mind, and knowing the illusions of sentient beings despite the fact that their minds are also unborn, you will bring about the perfect result. This is because as … Continue reading

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Attachment and Aversion

If, while practicing the Mahayana during eons as numerous as the sands of the Ganges, a Bodhisattva continuously violates the precepts due to attachment, his fault is mild. If a Bodhisattva violates one precept moved by aversion, even once, his … Continue reading

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Incorrigibles

People these days use whatever little Dharma they know to augment afflictive emotions, and then engender tremendous pride and conceit over it. They teach the Dharma without taming their own minds. But as with a river rock [that never gets … Continue reading

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