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Padampa’s Advice 4

Forget worldly concerns[1]; concentrate instead on the life to come. Friends, that is the definitive aspiration.   [1] Hope for happiness and fear of suffering; hope for fame and fear of insignificance; hope for praise and fear of blame; and … Continue reading

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On Reciting the Holy Name Clearly or Distractedly

There is no difference between the Holy Name recited with clarity of mind or the Holy Name recited when one is wracked by illusive thoughts. Some people say that reciting the Holy Name when one’s mind is serene, without any … Continue reading

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Affirmation of Truth

om = pure manifestation a = the unarisen source of all mi = dependent origination of all appearances de = definitive aspiration for enlightenment va = non-conceptual wisdom of suchness hrih = non-duality of ultimate reality  om amideva hrih expresses … Continue reading

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Three Views of the Pure Land

Just as different ordinary persons can have diverse experiences in the same physical location, different Dharma practitioners will perceive the Buddha’s field of activity (buddha-kshetra) in diverse ways.  Those who are fully enlightened or near-enlightened —the Buddhas and Great Bodhisattvas … Continue reading

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