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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.

Responsible

We cannot support any act of killing; no killing can be justified. But not to kill is not enough. We must also learn ways to prevent others from killing. We cannot say “I am not responsible. They did it. My … Continue reading

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Misdeeds

An unwholesome person who attempts to harm a sage is like one who raises his head and spits at heaven: instead of reaching heaven, the spittle falls back on him. It is the same with someone who throws dust against … Continue reading

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Pick-up Lines

I pick up trash almost every day. While I’ve been told repeatedly that it is a “losing battle,” I beg to differ. Whatever trash I remove is no longer there to soil the area or harm children and animals. More … Continue reading

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Identical

One orders the killing. One does the killing. One eats the flesh. These three unwholesome acts are identical. —Mending Tsampa Rinpoche

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Light

Those who see the Way are like someone holding a torch who enters a dark room, dispelling the darkness so that only light remains. When you study the Way and see the truth, ignorance vanishes, and light remains forever. — … Continue reading

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Twelve Aspirations

May all beings be free from the three types of suffering. May all beings be free from affective obscurations. May all beings be free from cognitive obscurations. May all beings have temporal happiness. May all beings have permanent happiness. May … Continue reading

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Plainly

Put plainly, if in your heart you genuinely aspire for the Pure Land and reject this defiled world, you will unfailingly attain birth by just saying the Name without any special concentration. If your aspiration is not authentic, you may … Continue reading

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