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About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.

Discern & Contemplate

With wholeness of heart discern the sources of impurity. Do not generate a mind that cherishes attachments. With wholeness of heart contemplate the reality of impermanence. Do not awaken thoughts of greed and desire. —Ippen Shonin, Precepts for the Practitioner

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A Gentle Countenance

With wholeness of heart disclose a gentle countenance. Do not manifest anger and intolerance. With wholeness of heart dwell firmly in humility’s insights. Do not arouse a spirit of arrogance. —Ippen Shonin, Precepts for the Practitioner

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Sameness

With wholeness of heart awaken the realization of sameness. Do not engage in discriminative thinking.   With wholeness of heart give rise to compassion. Do not be indifferent to the sorrows of others. —Ippen Shonin, Precepts for the Practitioner

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With Heart

With wholeness of heart remember the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Do not overlook the power of the interaction between the Buddha’s compassion and your aspiration.   With wholeness of heart entrust yourself to the Dharma you revere. do … Continue reading

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Dependent Arising

ye dharmā hetuprabhavā hetuṃ teṣāṃ tathāgato hy avadat teṣāṃ ca yo nirodha evaṃvādī mahāśramaṇaḥ The Tathāgata has taught the cause of all phenomena that arise from causes, and that which is their cessation. Thus has proclaimed the Great Renunciant. —Buddha … Continue reading

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Not by doctrine

The great diversity among the various Buddhist doctrines is a concern that emerges from attachment to self. In the Name [om amideva hrih, namu amida butsu, namo amitabhaya buddhaya] there is no doctrinal rationale. If birth in the Pure Land … Continue reading

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These Two

These two mental states are conducive to correct knowledge. Which two? Peace and clarity. By developing peace, what purpose is served? The mind is purified. By purifying the mind, what purpose is served? Craving is abandoned. By developing clarity, what … Continue reading

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