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The Nature of Mindfulness

As mindfulness springs up in their hearts, practitioners search out the categories of wholesome qualities and their opposites, saying to themselves: “Such and such qualities are virtuous, and such are not; such and such qualities are beneficial, and such the … Continue reading

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Discernment

It is unwise to follow a course of action that is easy and pleasant to do, but that, when done, leads to what is unwholesome, for a fool does not reflect thus, and does it, and the doing of that … Continue reading

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Bodhicitta

The bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) that arises in Bodhisattvas is the mind of great compassion, for the liberation of all beings; the mind of great kindness, for communion with all beings; the mind of happiness, to end the mass … Continue reading

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The Clamor

For millennia, the fire under the pot has cooked suffering. To know why there are wars and calamities, just listen to the clamor of the slaughterhouse. –Buddhist proverb

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Differences

Do you see that those in this great assembly and in the immense ocean differ in their shape, form, and kind? All such differences are caused by their minds, from which arise wholesome or unwholesome body karmas, voice karmas, and … Continue reading

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None Other

To develop bodhicitta is to seek perfect enlightenment. To seek perfect enlightenment is to develop the desire to free sentient beings. The desire to free sentient beings is none other than the mind that gathers in all beings and helps them to … Continue reading

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The Path Ahead

As our skin wrinkles and our hair turns white, we see ourselves growing decrepit and senile. Even if we are rich and blessed with heirs, we cannot escape the ravages of aging. We may be happy in a thousand ways, but death always … Continue reading

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