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Real and Unreal

Those who think the unreal is and the real is not, shall never know the truth, lost in the path of wrong views. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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Boundless

Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Equanimity are called “immeasurable” for four reasons: their benefits are boundless; the number of beings to whom they are directed is boundless; the aspiration we have when cultivating them is boundless; and their fruit, … Continue reading

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Realistic

Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively. It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool’s … Continue reading

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Here

One person is all beings; all beings are one person. One practice is all practices; all practices are one practice. There is no subject and no object. It is here that may be found all virtue and all merit. —Ryonin … Continue reading

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Strong Words

Whether they be creatures of the land or air, whoever harms here any living being, who has no compassion for all that live, let such a one be known as depraved. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Kshudraka Agama

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PRAYER FOR PROTECTION

Merciful Mother, Samaya Tara Yogini, dispeller of fear, grant us Your protection! Sustain our practice with Your Mighty Forms, that the pure stream of Your force may flow within us in this world and the worlds to come. Protect and … Continue reading

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Illusions

Samsara is not and never will be a safe and stable dwelling. Earthly paradises are illusions, and all illusions disappoint. All compounded phenomena are impermanent. All compounded phenomena cause suffering. All compounded phenomena are empty. Nirvana is peace. om amideva … Continue reading

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