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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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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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Accumulating Merit

Train yourself in accumulating merit, yielding long-lasting happiness. Cultivate the practice of giving, virtuous conduct, and a mind of loving kindness. By cultivating these qualities, the wise attain untroubled and happy states.  —Buddha Shakyamuni  In the sutras, ten activities are … 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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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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Tonglen: Exchange Meditation

“Thus have I heard (evam maya shrutam)…”  The text that follows is neither a personal opinion nor an ‘original’ presentation of Exchange Meditation (Tib. tonglen; Skt. parivartana). On the contrary, although committed to conveying these teachings in the context of … Continue reading

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