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Careful Distinctions

The original pure Dharma, flawless and endowed with sublime qualities, is the stainless words of the Conqueror, and what is carefully taught by the Bodhisattvas on the tenth level and by the great system founders, Asanga and Nagarjuna. In that … Continue reading

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End

When you enter the path of Buddhist practice, you put an end to an abusive relationship with yourself. —Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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No Guarantee

If you are a Dharma practitioner, the meaning of not being afflicted by the hindrances that arise from enemies, illness, malevolent beings or anything thing else is not that you are actually going to be able to prevent the arising … Continue reading

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True Qualities

True Being is none other than the Tathagata. Why? Because his Form is boundless and there is no confusion. On account of non-doing and non-receiving of karmic consequences, we say he is Eternal. On account of birthlessness and deathlessness, we … Continue reading

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At Least

May I be reborn again and again, and in all my lives may I carry the weight of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings. And if I cannot bear that weight, at the very least, may I be born with the burden of … Continue reading

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Genuine

Genuine compassion is egoless. It is the inherent essence expressed, inseparable from awareness. […] We see this exemplified in our great teachers. Their genuine compassion does not require phrases and expressions or even actions. Just their presence, who they are, … Continue reading

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Also

Buddhas are made happy by the joy of beings. They sorrow, they lament when beings suffer. By bringing joy to beings, I please the Buddhas also; by wounding them, I wound the Buddhas too. —Shantideva, Bodhicharyavatara

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Suchness

Because the Dharmadhatu is unborn, it is always endowed with the qualities of Suchness. It is deathless, because it is indestructible. It has the quality of peace, because it is without decay. It has the quality of permanence, because it … Continue reading

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Again

Each instant, put your heart into it again. Each moment, remind yourself again. Each second, check yourself again. Night and day, make your resolve again. In the morning, commit yourself again. Each meditation session, examine mind minutely. Never be apart … Continue reading

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Realize & Experience

Realize all Dharma teachings to be without contradiction. Experience all tenets to be personal advice. —Early Kadampa Masters

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