Author Archives: Tashi Nyima

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.

Blessings

Prayer creates blessing, and although the blessing is understood as something given to you, something that somehow engulfs you from the outside, in fact blessing really isn’t given to you at all. When you pray, you generate faith and devotion. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

True & Untrue

If a statement is ‘true’ but leads to harm, it is in fact false. What is the real meaning of true and untrue? That which is helpful to others is true. —Kambala, Alokamala v 37

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Manifestation

A liberated person will indeed be generous and benevolent, but not because she has been conditioned to be so. She will be so purely as a manifestation of her own basic nature, which is no longer inhibited by ego. —Bhante … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Beyond

The one essence is the essence of Thusness, or the pure mind. It is called luminous or completely illumined, and inherently pure. Inherent purity refers to the non-duality of being and emptiness —emptiness is called inherent purity, beyond conception. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nothing Whatsoever

Nothing whatsoever should be clung to as ‘I’ or ‘mine.’ The Buddha himself declared that this is the summation of all the Tathagata’s teaching. He said that to have heard the phrase Nothing whatsoever should be clung to as ‘I’ … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wretched

The rich are wretched with their money; the poor are wretched without money. Alas, with or without money, both are miserable! Happiness will come, dear children, if you can practice the Dharma. Remember then, my words, and practice with perseverance. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Itinerant

My native land is all lands, in no particular direction. My monastery is the solitary mountains, in no particular place. My family is all the beings of the six realms. —Shabkar

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment