Monthly Archives: March 2021

Always Present

Joining my palms together in deepest respect, I appeal to you to consider that if there were no absolute reality, there could be no relative world. If there were no permanent, fully illumined state, consciousness could not exist at all. … Continue reading

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Great Compassion

O Lord, Bodhisattvas should not train in many practices. O Lord, if Bodhisattvas cultivate one practice and learn it perfectly, they have all the Buddha’s teachings in the palm of the hand. What is that one practice? It is great … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Principle

In what way are men special? Emptiness is emptiness, the four elements are the four elements, the five aggregates are the five aggregates, as much for men as for women. Both can practice the Dharma. You must honor everyone who … Continue reading

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Gradual

Just as the great ocean gradually shelves, slopes, and inclines, and there is no sudden precipice, so also in this Dharma and Discipline there is a gradual training, a gradual course, a gradual progression, and there is no sudden penetration … Continue reading

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As It Is

To truly meditate means to experience the supreme reality —all-pervading as the sky— as it really is, not as you think it is. —Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen, The Fourth Council

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Short & Frequent

You may train for a long time in dull stillness without clarity, and still not realize your nature. Therefore, actualize the gaze of sharp awareness in short and frequent meditation sessions. — Lorepa Wangchuk Tsondru

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Timely Antidote

Those who can curb their wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check venom that quickly spreads, such give up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Uraga … Continue reading

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The Mind Is Thus

By being unmoved [by the eight worldly concerns], the mind is like a mountain. By removing attachment and aversion, the mind is like earth. By purifying thoughts, the mind is like water. By eliminating conceitedness, the mind is like fire. … Continue reading

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Advice

By being constantly conscientious, our faith in the Three Jewels is never broken. By trusting in the ripening of karma, we will contemplate all virtues to be performed. By honesty, we can remain humble. By eliminating arrogance, we become mild. … Continue reading

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Cut!

You are not bound by perceiving, but by clinging. So, cut your clinging! —Tilopa

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