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In Praise of the Dharmadhatu, 3-4

As butter, though inherent in the milk, Is mixed with it and hence does not appear, Just so the Dharmadhatu is not seen As long as it is mixed together with afflictions.   And just as the inherent butter essence … Continue reading

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How to study the Dharma

When studying the Dharma, we must avoid the three defects:  A pot turned upside down cannot be filled. When we are distracted, unwilling to learn, or preoccupied with other matters, it is not possible to receive the teachings. This mental … Continue reading

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Practical Emptiness

Arya Nagarjuna said: “The view of emptiness corrects all views.” This is eminently practical advice —skilful means— even though most persons consider it to be ‘deep philosophy’.  Whenever afflicted emotions arise, contemplating their emptiness is the most effective remedy. Specific … Continue reading

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