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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.

Past, Present, Future

What is in the past is already destroyed. What is in the future has not yet arrived. What is in the present does not abide. Although we contemplate in this manner the production, destruction, scattering, and demolition of phenomena, we nonetheless remain constant in … Continue reading

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Non-virtue

All of the suffering in the three lower realms and the two higher realms does not arise without causes and conditions. The cause is non-virtuous actions. Although there are various enumerations of non-virtuous acts, the principal ones to be abandoned are summarized as ten. … Continue reading

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Views and Beliefs

The various Buddhist views of reality are not competing with or refuting each other. They are indispensable at various times, and for different persons. They are necessary while helpful. There is an orderly progression, from Vaibhasika realism, through Sautrantika subtle … Continue reading

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All Safe

May you be happy and peaceful. May you be healthy and strong. May you feel safe and protected. May you live with ease and joy.   May they be happy and peaceful. May they be healthy and strong. May they … Continue reading

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Knowledge

What is manifest is known through valid perception. What is hidden is known through valid inference. What is extremely hidden is known through valid testimony. In the presence of fire, seeing the flames and feeling the heat constitutes valid perception. … Continue reading

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Meditate!

The perfect teaching of the Buddha is not accomplished through mere study. Dharma without meditation is like dying of thirst while being helplessly carried away by a great river. Dharma without meditation is like supplying many beings with food and … Continue reading

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Going Away

It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one … Continue reading

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