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Even Then

Although you have realized that Buddhas and sentient beings are equal, embrace all beings with compassion. Although the paths and stages are beyond training and journeying, do not forsake purifying your obscurations through Dharma activities. Although the accumulations [of merit … Continue reading

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The Treasure Store

How may we overcome the fear of birth and death and arrive at the state that is as indestructible as a diamond? What way can direct us in our practice to sweep away our thousands of illusions? If the awakened … Continue reading

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Impossible

It is impossible to retain past mental states, impossible to sustain present mental states, and impossible to grasp future mental states. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Diamond Sutra

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Only

It is only with love that we can find the freedom to experience happiness. —Garchen Rimpoché

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Not a Single One

The essence of the Sugata pervades all beings. Generate the vastest and most sublime intentions, for each and every being has the cause of awakening. There is not a single sentient being who lacks this nature. —Buddha Shakyamuni, King of … Continue reading

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Motivation

At times, we may feel very inspired, but when the inspiration wanes, it is necessary to sustain our motivation, so as not to abandon our practice or diverge from it. —Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

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Ultimate Refuge

With loving reverence, I bow to the Buddha, who is True Being*, True Purity, True Permanence, and True Bliss. The ultimate refuge for beings suffering in this world is this supreme existence, the adamantine True Being. If this were not … Continue reading

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Labels

Nirvana and samsara are labels corresponding to hope and fear. When you recognize the original inherent wisdom as it is, [willful] activity will only add delusion; therefore, hold the fortress of awareness with nonaction. — Dudjom Rinpoche

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Incapable

Those who dispute intellectually, who are eager to insult other doctrines, who are clever only with words, or who refrain from only a single false activity —such as maintaining their celibacy, mainly out of false pride— are only protecting their … Continue reading

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Enough

At Savatthi. There the Blessed One said: “From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings hindered by ignorance and fettered by craving are transmigrating and wandering on. “A being who has not been your … Continue reading

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