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Slander

These two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains what was not said or spoken by the Tathagata as said or spoken by the Tathagata. And he who explains what was said or spoken by the Tathagata as not … Continue reading

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All Beings

All beings will be enlightened. There is no sentient being who is not a vessel of Buddha Nature. —Dharmamitra, Prasphutapada

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And Yet

Not cut by even a hundred million sharp weapons, that which is uncuttable is never cut, and yet you cut through the bonds of self-grasping. I bow to the Lama endowed with the kindness of the Buddhas! —Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen, … Continue reading

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Two Conditions

There are these two conditions for the arising of wrong view. Which two? The voice of another and inappropriate attention. These are the two conditions for the arising of wrong view. There are these two conditions for the arising of … Continue reading

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Being Is a Verb

In pure emptiness, Buddhas attain the supreme being* of the lack of being. Through attaining the pure being, they have gone to the great being of being. —Maitreya, Mahayanasutralamkara *being is a verb, not an entity

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The Reasons

Jamgon Kongtrul said that when one meditates, one needs to know the reasons for the meditation, which means that one must accompany the meditation with the possession of the View of Buddha Nature. —Thrangu Rinpoche, oral commentary on the Treatise … Continue reading

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Perspective

Just as there are neither depths nor heights in a perfect painting, but are seen there, there is never any duality in any respect in false imagination, but is seen there. —Maitreya, Mahayanasutralamkara

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Vajrayana

“Vajra” refers to unchanging Buddhahood, and “yana” means travelling on the path toward it, which makes the children of the Victors proceed there. —Karmapa Ranjung Dorje, Autocommentary on The Profound Inner Reality

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Transparency

When murky water becomes clear, its transparency does not arise from elsewhere, but is just its becoming free from admixture with pollution. The same is true for the purity of your own mind. —Maitreya, Mahayanasutralamkara

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Luminous

Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements. The uninstructed ordinary person does not discern that as it has come to be, which is … Continue reading

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