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Extinguish the scorching flames of anger with the water of loving-kindness. Cross the river of desire on the bridge of powerful remedies. Light the torch of discriminating knowledge in the darkness of stupidity. Crumble the mountain of pride to the … Continue reading

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From Ignorance to Death

Through ignorance, intentional actions arise. Through intentional actions, consciousness arises. Through consciousness, mental and physical phenomena arise. Through mental and physical phenomena, the five senses and the mind arise. Through the five senses and the mind, contact arises. Through contact, … Continue reading

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The Buddha on Nirvana

There is an unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed. Were there not this unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed, there would be no escape from the world of the born, originated, produced, formed. Since there is an unborn, unoriginated, unproduced, unformed, therefore is there … Continue reading

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Managing Afflicted Emotions

When we experience afflicted emotions, we can manage them in one or more of the following ways, according to our innate tendencies, capacity, and level of spiritual development. Whenever there is doubt as to which may be appropriate, apply renunciation … Continue reading

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