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Re-Connect

When we are angry, when we are excited, when we are depressed, when we are elated, we are completely submerged in and identified with those thoughts and feelings. This is why we suffer. We suffer because we are completely identified … Continue reading

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This Precious Life

Buddhist teachings speak of “this precious human birth” —for some, this amounts to a validation of human supremacy, a sense of alleged superiority over other sentient beings. Beyond all calculation of impediments and possibilities, this is the only birth we … Continue reading

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When Things Fall Apart

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They … Continue reading

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Inseparable

Clarity and emptiness are inseparably united in the true nature of mind, which is beyond all concepts of existence and non-existence. —Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Dangerous Mistakes

It is possible to mistake a clever teacher for a spiritual friend liberated through learning and reflection. It is possible to mistake an insensitive academic, who has not practiced himself, for someone who has gained experience through personal practice. It … Continue reading

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Homage

Neither one nor many, the foundation of great and excellent benefit for oneself and others, neither an entity nor the lack of an entity, of equal taste, like space, of a nature difficult to perceive, untainted, changeless, peaceful, unequalled, all … Continue reading

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Song of Compassion

Who is truly compassionate is awake; who is without compassion is the demon of death. With compassion, the root of Dharma is firmly planted; without compassion, it breaks down. Who has compassion remains caring, even when angry; who does not … Continue reading

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Where You Stand

To study the Path and seek out the Unknown, you must have a great basis in certainty. You use this certainty to recognize in a deep sense that this matter does not lie in words or in any of the … Continue reading

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Characteristics

Not known through something other, serene, not inferred through any reference points, without conceptions, and without distinctions: these are the characteristics of true reality. —Nagarjuna, Mulamadhyakakarika

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The Process

In the Kutadanta Sutta, the process of becoming a practitioner of the Dharma is set out in proper order: hearing the teachings with openness and attention, attaining a preliminary understanding, applying them, contemplating the Dharma, clarifying doubts, transcending uncertainty, and … Continue reading

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