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Life and Death

I bow to the Lord of Compassion!   Without faith in the Teacher, I have no guide. Without faith in the Buddha, I have no shelter. Without faith in the Dharma, I have no path. Without faith in the Sangha, … Continue reading

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Four Practices

I bow to the Lord of Compassion!   To renew and purify my Dharma cultivation, four practices are best.   I shall adopt those acts that lead to happiness: the immeasurable Four[1], the noble Eight[2], the perfect Ten[3]. I shall … Continue reading

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A favorite

A Song on the Six Perfections   For generosity, nothing to do Other than cease fixating on self.   For morality, nothing to do Other than cease being dishonest.   For patience, nothing to do Other than not fear what … 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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“Taking one for the team”

There has been much talk of loyalty, famously described by a US presidential pre-candidate in a recent debate as the willingness to ‘take one for the team’, even when such actions are contrary to one’s principles and harmful to others.   … Continue reading

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