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The Question

The question is whether you want to be free from suffering. If you do, practice the Noble Eightfold Path. Wherever the Noble Eightfold Path is practiced, there is joy, peace, and clarity. —Buddha Shakyamuni

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Peace and clarity

These two mental states are conducive to correct knowledge. Which two? Peace and clarity.  By developing peace, what purpose is served? Mind is purified. By purifying mind, what purpose is served? Craving is abandoned.  By developing clarity, what purpose is … Continue reading

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Mistakes

We can learn from all actions, positive, neutral, and negative, if we remain mindful —that is, if we observe dispassionately the mental processes that led us to them, their actual performance, and the consequences that ensue.  The key word is … Continue reading

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Secrets of Mantra Yoga

The effectiveness of mantra does not reside in magical powers inherent in the sound itself, in perfect enunciation of the distinct syllables, nor in strict ritual observances during recitation. Once the body, energy (breath), and mind are sufficiently settled, we … Continue reading

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Nothing to do

Whenever we feel compelled, ‘driven’, to do something, anything, we can remember the words of Milarepa. As long as we feel compulsion, even if it is apparently for the Dharma, it is passion. Only when we do the needful, and … Continue reading

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Happy LOSAR!

Each of us has a place —one that is unique and irreplaceable. There is no need to claim it, secure it, or defend it. It is always ours. No Hope = No Fear We are an aspect of Natural Perfection, … Continue reading

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