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Don’t Matter

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person; your good behavior does. Your mind training doesn’t matter when you don’t have compassion. Your meditation doesn’t matter when you don’t see your own faults. Dharma practice doesn’t matter when you don’t … Continue reading

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Overwrite and Rewrite Your ‘Scripts’

In the Vibhanga sutra, Buddha Shakyamuni defines name (nama) as mental phenomena (feeling, perception, intention, contact, attention), and form (rupa) as physical phenomena (the great elements and all that is dependent on them). Nama-rupa is also used by the Buddha … Continue reading

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Compounded Interest

If you meditate: 5 minutes a day, in one year you will have meditated 28 hours, equivalent to a 4 day retreat. 10 min. a day, in one year you will have meditated 56 hrs., equivalent to a 9 day … Continue reading

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A time for finding

There is a time for searching and a time for finding; a time for learning new things, and a time for practicing what we already know. It may not be exciting, but it is beneficial.   Once we have the teaching, … Continue reading

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Arise and cease

Ordinarily, our attention is directed at the myriad thoughts that appear in the mind sequentially. Sometimes these thoughts have clear and purposeful connections between them; at other times, the connections are tenuous and seemingly random. When we identify with these … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

Those who desire liberation strive to comprehend the Great Middle Way of perfect truth, which is free from extremes of exaggeration and denigration. How is it comprehended? The Buddha Nature that exists as the ground is like a wish-fulfilling jewel … Continue reading

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