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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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Equanimity

Equanimity is regarding all beings —without exception— with compassion, loving kindness, and empathic joy. rejoicing in the merit (good fortune) of those we like is extended selfishness feeling compassion and kindness toward those we like is reciprocation for favor received … 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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The Root of Prosperity

The root of wealth and prosperity is generosity. We can change our wealth karma by liberally giving voluntarily of what we have. It is a spiritual practice.  Dāna is a Sanskrit term meaning “charity” or “giving” —the practice of generosity, … Continue reading

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Seven Causal Links of Enlightenment

Perfect enlightenment arises from the awakening mind (bodhichitta). Awakening mind arises from a pure and excellent aspiration. Pure aspiration arises from great compassion. Great compassion arises from great love. Great love arises from affection for sentient beings. Affection for sentient … Continue reading

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