Tag Archives: dependent origination

Déjà vu, all over again

Some persons routinely fall in love with the same type of man or woman, even though their previous relationships have not been successful. Others repeatedly become involved in situations at work that lead to discomfort with the job, conflict with … 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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Are We Good Candidates for Enlightenment?

Do I understand and accept karma and rebirth? Do I renounce the illusion of material happiness? Do I desire enlightenment for all (not just myself)? Do I understand, at least conceptually, emptiness and dependent origination? Do I have certainty about … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Gratitude is the realization that we are neither independent nor self-sufficient, but part of an extraordinary continuum of events and beings, and the celebration of our mutually supportive connections.  The understanding of dependent origination explains that everything in this world … Continue reading

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Dependent Origination

When this exists, that comes to be. With the arising of this, that arises. When this does not exist, that does not come to be. With the cessation of this, that ceases.  —Buddha Shakyamuni  Although often explained by way of … Continue reading

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