Category Archives: Dharma View

General commentary on relevant topics.

It is not a Buddha anywhere else.

When the root of duality ―dualistic clinging, dualistic perceptions, deluded perceptions– is severed, all the leaves, the branches, and even the tree trunk of samsara naturally wither on their own and topple in their own time. Then this great spreading … Continue reading

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Cecil, Self-Righteous Anger, and Hypocrisy

Since the killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s beloved lion, social media have exploded with self-righteous anger. Many are angry at the confessed killer, calling for him to be hunted down. Others are angry at those who are angry over Cecil’s death, … Continue reading

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Primordial Wisdom

It is not by any assertion or denial that we will put an end to concepts. But once we see without rejecting or affirming, there is freedom. Although it is without any perceiving subject or object perceived, there is naturally … Continue reading

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Definitive

The definitive meaning of the Buddha’s teaching is that the nature of reality (dharmata) of all phenomena, the absolute expanse (dharmadhatu), is naturally pure, and that the wisdom of the luminous nature of mind is naturally pure, the essence of … Continue reading

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Others’ Happiness

With the love and compassion that make the mind of enlightenment supreme, may this thought arise in everyone: “Other beings’ happiness is as important as my own”. May excellent virtue and auspiciousness always increase, never diminish! ―Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

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Nine Hurdles

An autonomous, resourceful, and fully equipped body that’s freed of the eight unfavorable states is not easy to get. To get to the heart of this free and resourceful occasion and to get past the pleasures of worldly life is … Continue reading

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Beings

Compassion does not focus on the suffering that beings are undergoing, but on the beings undergoing that suffering. ―HH XVII Karmapa

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Every One

There is no sentient being who cannot improve and become enlightened eventually. This is so because every sentient being has Buddha Nature, regardless of the realm that sentient being belongs to. Every sentient being is ultimately perfect. ―Tai Situ Rinpoche

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Samsara Nightmare

In the ultimate sense, samsara has no real existence. It is a misperception; it does not truly exist. Just as a nightmare lacks inherent existence, yet feels terrifyingly real to those who are asleep, samsara feels ‘real’ while we are … Continue reading

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Mere Cogs

Our teachers are trying to lead us to acknowledge the true nature of our minds. We have accepted limitations that are not in our nature. We have reduced what we are and how we are. We have minimized our capacities. … Continue reading

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