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“I want happiness!”

A man once approached the Buddha and said: “I want happiness!” The Buddha replied:   First, let go the “I” —it is only ego. Then, let go the “want” —it is only attachment. What is left is just “happiness“.  This is … Continue reading

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Practical Emptiness

Arya Nagarjuna said: “The view of emptiness corrects all views.” This is eminently practical advice —skilful means— even though most persons consider it to be ‘deep philosophy’.  Whenever afflicted emotions arise, contemplating their emptiness is the most effective remedy. Specific … Continue reading

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