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Difficult and Easy

There are innumerable modes of entry into the Buddha’s teaching. Just as there are in the world difficult and easy paths —travelling on foot by land is full of hardship, and traveling in a boat by sea is pleasant—so it … Continue reading

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Real Mindfulness

Mindfulness is often misrepresented as the practice of “being here now”, but what did the Buddha teach? One is mindful to abandon wrong view and to enter and remain in Right View. One is mindful to abandon wrong intention and to … Continue reading

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Dharma Schools

There are many boats the shore —some large, some small; some strong, some feeble; some beautiful, some not; some full, some almost empty; some rich, some poor; some sea-worthy, some not; some propelled by rowing, some by sail… So are the … Continue reading

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There is no “license”

Rare is it to be born into human form, yet we take the lives of other sentient beings to satisfy our craving for the taste of flesh, this being something that we should never do, and even the Tathagata thus … Continue reading

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Contemplation

There is one contemplation which, when often practiced and much developed, leads to the complete turning away from the world, to detachment, to stilling, to ceasing, to peace, to final penetrating knowledge, to Enlightenment, and thus to Nirvana. Noble disciples, … Continue reading

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Nothing Else

We are all foolish beings (prthagjnana= lacking wisdom). The sincere mind is the true understanding that even though we are, by nature, pure Light, since time immemorial we have been subject to the delusions of cognitive and affective obscurations. This … Continue reading

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Giving Up

Since lack of control of body and mind prevents one from taking anything seriously, it is in opposition to the way to inner peace; since places where many people gather cause distraction, one fails in what one has to do; since taking … Continue reading

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