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Living by Karma; Living by Vow

“I didn’t want to think it.” “I didn’t mean to say it.” “I didn’t intend to do it.” How many times have we said these or similar words to ourselves or others? When we entertain unwelcome thoughts, utter words that … Continue reading

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Great Delusion

Those who have great realization of delusion are Buddhas. Those who are greatly deluded about realization are sentient beings. —Dogen Zenji, Shobogenzo  We are all foolish beings (prithagjnana= lacking wisdom). The sincere mind is the true understanding that even though … Continue reading

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Two Problems, Four Obstacles, One Solution

We only have two basic problems: wrong views and afflicted emotions. Wrong views prevent us from seeing reality as it is, and afflicted emotions generate unending suffering.   We ascribe solidity, independence, and permanence to what is insubstantial, dependent and impermanent, … Continue reading

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The only thing

Nothing belongs to us. Only our attachment to things belongs to us.

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Eight Fears

E MA HO  In the naturally manifest Realm of Turquoise Petals, Dwells the noble savior, compassionate Jetsun Tara.  To you, Tara, I pray: Fill my mind with your blessings! Free me from the turmoil of the eight fears*!  * pride, … Continue reading

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Wherever I go…

Attachments are always painful, whether to ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people, things, or situations.  If we stay or go, and whatever else we do, it must be our choice, our decision, and for our own benefit. Family and friends are a … Continue reading

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Where is fear?

From attachment springs grief, From attachment springs fear. For one who is wholly free from attachment There is no grief, whence then fear? From lust springs grief, from lust springs fear. For one who is wholly free from lust There … Continue reading

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