Category Archives: Dharma View

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Doubt & Hesitation

How does one break through doubt and hesitation? Apply the skillful means of hearing, reflecting, contemplating, and meditating on the Dharma, then put the Dharma into practice in your daily life. These are the means for working with doubt and … Continue reading

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The Essence of Enlightenment

The Buddha teaches according to the capacity of students. Some He urges to refrain from harm, others to do good; some to rely on dualism, other on non-dualism. And to some He teaches the profound, the terrifying, the practice of … Continue reading

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Simple advice

In simple situations, do not be careless. In difficult ones, do not be afraid. Do not boast of your success nor become dispirited in failure. Be different, but not strange. Seem ordinary, but never mediocre.

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Singular Nature

Liberation as ever-perfect does not refer to the liberation of a Buddha that has occurred in the past, such as that of Buddha Sakyamuni, but to the way in which countless beings are liberated right now and will continue to … Continue reading

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Negative & Positive

The degree to which any experience repels, frightens, or seems to weaken us is equal to the degree to which such experience can make us stronger, more confident, more open, and more able to accept the infinite possibilities of our … Continue reading

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Ego Cocoon

From time immemorial we have been addicted to the self. It is how we identify ourselves. It is what we love most dearly. It is also what we hate most fiercely at times. Its existence is also the thing that … Continue reading

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Why meditate?

The result of learning, contemplation, and meditation should be a steady and real increase in the love and compassion of bodhichitta, together with a steady and real diminution of ego-clinging and negative thinking. ―Patrul Rinpoche

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