Monthly Archives: April 2021

Motivation

At times, we may feel very inspired, but when the inspiration wanes, it is necessary to sustain our motivation, so as not to abandon our practice or diverge from it. —Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

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Ultimate Refuge

With loving reverence, I bow to the Buddha, who is True Being*, True Purity, True Permanence, and True Bliss. The ultimate refuge for beings suffering in this world is this supreme existence, the adamantine True Being. If this were not … Continue reading

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Labels

Nirvana and samsara are labels corresponding to hope and fear. When you recognize the original inherent wisdom as it is, [willful] activity will only add delusion; therefore, hold the fortress of awareness with nonaction. — Dudjom Rinpoche

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Incapable

Those who dispute intellectually, who are eager to insult other doctrines, who are clever only with words, or who refrain from only a single false activity —such as maintaining their celibacy, mainly out of false pride— are only protecting their … Continue reading

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Enough

At Savatthi. There the Blessed One said: “From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving are transmigrating and wandering on. “A being who has not been your … Continue reading

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Like a Bubble

Don’t think of the past, don’t anticipate the future. Don’t get fascinated by the present. See it as it is. Just be there with it. A thought is just a thought. An emotion is just an emotion. It is like … Continue reading

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Fair

True patience is not a sign of weakness, but of courage. It is not about letting everything passively happen. Patience gives us the ability to act fairly, without being blinded by the hate and desire for revenge that deprives us … Continue reading

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Promotion

Whoever got the idea that we could have pleasure without pain? It’s promoted rather widely in this world, and we buy it. Pain and pleasure go together. They are inseparable. —Pema Chödron

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First

Whatever task you set out to do, accomplish that very thing first. This way, everything will turn out well; if not, nothing will succeed. —Atisha, The Bodhisattva’s Garland of Jewels

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External and Internal

The perception of the external world is dependent on the mind. We cannot find a material world that exists totally separately from the mind. The material world is a reflection of the mind rather than an independently existing thing. If … Continue reading

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