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.

Same Cause

Our world is formed by miscellaneous karma, so there are different kinds of birth, and ten thousand levels in between happiness and suffering. However, in Amideva’s Pure Land, all beings are equally born in the same form, born from Amideva’s … Continue reading

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My Compass

The body, steady and comfortable. The voice, untiring and resonant. The mind, firm and confident. With the hand, I wield the mala. With the voice, I speak the Name. With the mind, I trust the Vow. My compass always points … Continue reading

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Even A Fool

The withered trees of winter are not always to be leafless; once spring arrives, they bloom and flourish. Thick ice does not remain forever frozen; when summer comes, it melts and flows. Given ample moisture, seeds sprout, and when time … Continue reading

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Clinging

Mundane persons do not believe in pursuing good and receiving its reward, or in practicing the Way and attaining enlightenment. Neither do they believe in rebirth and retribution for unskillful acts, nor in accumulating merit by helping others. Believing that … Continue reading

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Anything, Everything

Although Buddhahood is non-dual, it is not one amorphous nothingness; there is endless diversity in its manifestation. Emptiness is the possibility of anything, not the absence of everything. —TN

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One Taste

  The sea of Dharma is of one taste, but has deep and shallow aspects, in accordance with the capacity of the practitioners. —Kukai

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The Swift Way

“[T]hose among good men and good women who cultivate serene trust, vow to attain the Land of Ultimate Bliss, and recite the Holy Name shall assuredly attain that Birth.” —Buddha Shakyamuni, Sukhavativyuha sutra  The Buddha presents here the unfailing way to … Continue reading

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