Tag Archives: peace and clarity

Four Attachments

If you are attached to this body, you lack understanding. If you are attached to this world, you lack renunciation. If you are attached to personal liberation, you lack the mind of enlightenment. If you are attached to views, you … Continue reading

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“Higher” Practices

There is so much superstition woven around the misunderstood practices of higher yoga tantra, so much ‘twilight language’ (symbolic expression) taken literally, that the simple message is lost and confused.  Because Buddha Essence is our nature, all we need for … Continue reading

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Happy New Now!

There are no auspicious or inauspicious days. It is only our thoughts, words, and deeds that make them so. Each moment is a perfect opportunity; each day is entirely new. Whatever date the calendar may say it is, it is … Continue reading

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Merry

As we celebrate the birth of the Great Bodhisattva Jesus, I wish all my friends peace and clarity. May his words of love and compassion take root in our hearts!  I am grateful for your company on this page during … Continue reading

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Here and Now

Feeling overwhelmed —as is true of all emotions— is objectless. It is not caused by external conditions. It is a state of mind.  Somehow or other, we have managed to get through previous ‘overwhelming’ situations. We always do.  It may … Continue reading

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The Fourfold Negation & the Perfection of Wisdom

The chatuskoti, or the Fourfold Negation (NOT THIS: NOT THAT: NOT BOTH: NOT NEITHER) is a principal tool in Buddhist contemplation and analytic meditation. Repeatedly enunciated by the Master Nagarjuna, it is the systematic application of analysis for the deconstruction … Continue reading

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