Monthly Archives: May 2022

However Necessary

Through the compassion that benefits others, until samsara is emptied, may we tame beings by teaching in whatever way is necessary. May we work for the benefit of all through various forms. May we accomplish the benefit of beings by … Continue reading

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Inherent

We begin to die from the moment we are born, for birth is the cause of death. The nature of decay is inherent in youth; the nature of sickness is inherent in health. In the midst of life, we are … Continue reading

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With & Without

Mind without stains should be regarded as wisdom, and mind with stains should be regarded as consciousness. —Ranjung Dorje, Commentary on the Dharmadhatustava

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Where You Are

There’s no problem with being where you are right now. Even if you feel loving-kindness and compassion for only one sentient being, that is a good place to start. Simply acknowledging, respecting, and appreciating the warmth is a way to … Continue reading

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Obscured

Just as ghosts with thirst and hunger see the ocean to be dry, those obscured by ignorance think that Buddhas do not exist. —Nagarjuna, Dharmadhatustava

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Through Them

When you look at others think that it will be through them that you will come to Buddhahood. So look on them with frank and loving heart. —Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

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In Both

If happy, dedicate your joy to all, and may benefit and bliss pervade the sky! If sad, take the misery of all upon yourself, and may the ocean of suffering dry up! —Panchen Sakyashribhadra

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Causes

The causal disposition for nirvana is founded on the all-ground wisdom,* and the causal disposition for samsara is founded on the all-ground consciousness.** —8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje * alaya-jnana (non-dual)  **alaya-vijnana (dualistic)

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Single

Continue practice into everyday life with a single meditation: always keeping in mind the intention to help others in all activities, eating, dressing, sleeping, walking, or sitting. —Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

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Neither

Enlightenment is neither near nor far, and neither does it come or go. Whether it is or not apparent, it is right in the midst of our afflictions. —Nagarjuna, Dharmadhatustava

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