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.

Transient

If a little water is kept in an earthenware vessel, it will evaporate quickly. If it is poured into the Ganges, it will unite harmoniously in one taste with the river and never dry up. In this same way, once … Continue reading

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It Is Pure, It Is New

The completely awakened state is self-purifying and self-expanding. No world can hold it. No lifetime can complete it. No teaching can encompass it. No memory can fulfill it. Because it is pure, it is new, it must always be re-discovered. Because it expands, it arises … Continue reading

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Good Friendship

In whatsoever village or town householders dwell, they associate, converse, and engage in discussions with householders or householders’ offspring, whether young and highly cultured, or old and highly cultured, full of faith, full of virtue, full of generosity, full of wisdom. They act in accordance … Continue reading

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I Know

I know I will age; I cannot escape aging. I know I will become ill; I cannot escape illness. I know I will die; I cannot escape death. In everything I love, there will be change and separation. I own … Continue reading

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Certainty

We are surrounded by compassion and supported with kindness on every side. This is not wishful thinking or mundane piety. We took Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha —unerring and permanent protection. We can worry about the situations … Continue reading

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Whence?

From attachment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from attachment there is no grief, whence then fear? From lust springs grief, from lust springs fear. For one who is wholly free from lust there is no grief; whence then fear? From craving … Continue reading

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Blame

Whether we assign blame to others or ourselves, the negative emotion that accompanies blame is unskillful. Blame entails not only assigning responsibility for an unwelcome consequence, but also imputing malice or evil intent to the one performing the act. The … Continue reading

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