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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.

See Clearly

To believe straight away is foolishness; to believe after having seen clearly is good sense. That is the Buddhist policy of faith; not to believe blindly, or to rely only on people, textbooks, conjecture, reasoning, or whatever the majority believes, … Continue reading

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The Fruition

When we have completely perfected the two accumulations of merit and pristine wisdom on the path, through correct view, meditation, and action, the two obscurations of afflictive emotions and dualistic knowables that are to be abandoned are exhausted. From that … Continue reading

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All Qualities

Natural luminosity, like the sun and space, though obscured by thick covering clouds of afflictions and knowables, has all the spotless qualities of Buddhahood, the eternally stable swastika*, attained by revelation of non-conceptual dharmas, depending on pristine wisdom. —Maitreya, Uttara … Continue reading

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Free from Faults

Absolute liberation is not empty of everything, as it has absolute qualities. It is said to be empty because it is free from faults. The blessed Buddha is not empty of absolute qualities, but he is free from faults. He … Continue reading

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The Holy Source

Buddhahood consists of the utterly wonderful, marvelous Forms and pristine wisdoms, with their immeasurable, perfect Buddha qualities, their unfathomable activities, and the immeasurable, vast nature of them all that is like space. Like a wish-fulfilling gem, tree, and so forth, … Continue reading

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No Access

The excellent essence of Buddha Nature is not within the purview of logicians. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Lankavatara Sutra

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Thus

When their awareness is dedicated to renunciation, seclusion, non-affliction, the ending of clinging, the ending of craving, and non-delusion, seeing the arising of the sense perceptions, the mind is rightly released. For those, rightly released, their heart at peace, there’s … Continue reading

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Thusness & Emptiness

Buddha Nature is the Thusness revealed by the dual emptiness of person and things. If one does not speak of Buddha Nature, one has not completely understood emptiness. —Vasubandhu, Treatise on Buddha Nature

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Harmonious

The sound of one instance of the Buddha’s speech, with its ocean of qualities, holds the pure range of harmonious expressions of all Victorious Ones; it is the very melody of each being’s understanding. May I always engage in the … Continue reading

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Eleven Signs

It is a sign of a superior person: 1. to be less envious and conceited, 2. to have less craving and be content with just the basics of living, 3. not to be pompous, haughty, or arrogant, 4. to be … Continue reading

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