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Stories

The ego is a web of stories.—HH Gyalwang Drukpa

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Confidence

Confidence in the self-arisen* gives rise to the manifestation of the ultimate. Alas, since they do not realize this way of being, childish ones roam the ocean of samsara! —Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye * Buddha Nature

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The Sweaty Shirt

When you find genuine teachers of the Way, they will not lead you into a den of weeds; they will cut through directly so you can meet with realization. You will be stripped of the sweaty shirt of the ego … Continue reading

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Tathagatas

Through skillful means, they do not abide in nirvana, and through wisdom, not in samsara. Having abandoned the two extremes, Buddhas engage in universal welfare, free from conceptual thought. —Asanga, Mahayanasamgraha

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Pure & Clear

Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed —that is being human. When you are born, where do you come from? When you die, where do you go? Life is like a floating cloud which appears. Death is like a floating cloud which disappears. … Continue reading

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Purified States

The purified state of the storehouse [8th] consciousness is mirrorlike wisdom, the Dharmakaya. The purified state of the afflicted [7th] consciousness is the wisdom of equality, and the purified state of the mental [6th] consciousness is discerning wisdom, both being … Continue reading

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Two Benefits

The Buddhas manifest the Dharmakaya as their own welfare, and, for the welfare of others, they are endowed with the boundless wisdom that consists of knowledge, loving kindness, and power. —Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Luminous Heart

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Unceasing

Whether Buddhas have appeared or not appeared, in every respect, the unceasing nature of phenomena remains devoid of increase and decrease. —Chakrasamvara Tantra

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Abides; Does Not Arise

The self-arising, great wisdom that abandons all concepts abides within the body of every sentient being. Though it abides in the body, it does not arise from the body. The eternal essence transcends the interdependent arising of momentary phenomena within … Continue reading

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Three Moments

In the beginning, nothing comes; in the middle, nothing stays; in the end, nothing goes. —Jetsun Milarepa

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