Category Archives: Sutra

One Taste

The mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt. Even so, the true way has but one flavor, the flavor of freedom. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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Here & Now

Do not go after the past, nor lose yourself in the future, for the past no longer exists, and the future is not here yet. By looking deeply at things, just as they are, in this moment, here and now, … Continue reading

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Kindness

Kindness is the path to true life. Indifference is the path to death. The kind do not die. The indifferent are as if already dead. ―Buddha Shakyamuni, Dharmapada

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Enter!

For those who are ready, the door to the deathless state is open. You that have ears, give up the conditions that bind you, and enter in. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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No Blame

[Regarding the origin of suffering] there are two wrong views. One says that oneself is the sole author of a deed and all consequent suffering one brings upon oneself, and this is so from the beginning of time. The other … Continue reading

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Delight

Overcome your uncertainties and free yourself from dwelling in sorrow. If you delight in life, you will become a guide to those who need you, revealing the path to many. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

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The Origin of Fear

Fear comes from fixation on “I” and “mine”. Those without such fixation are without fear, just as empty space cannot be shaken, moved, increased, or diminished. Such beings have achieved perfection, beyond error. They have attained a view and meditation … Continue reading

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