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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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Consideration

When young, rejoice in the tranquility of the old. However great your glory, be patient and considerate. Boast not of what you know, even when learned. However high you may rise, be not proud. —Arya Nagarjuna, The Staff of Wisdom

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8 Benefits of the Meditation Posture

Stable and comfortable legs restrain jealousy. An elongated spine restrains indifference. The chin slightly tucked in restrains pride. Leveled shoulders restrain anger. The arms loose at the sides of the torso restrain grasping. The hands resting on the lap —right … Continue reading

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Eight Fears

E MA HO  In the naturally manifest Realm of Turquoise Petals, Dwells the noble savior, compassionate Jetsun Tara.  To you, Tara, I pray: Fill my mind with your blessings! Free me from the turmoil of the eight fears*!  * pride, … Continue reading

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Self-importance, liberated

Don’t chase after the object of pride; look at the grasping mind. Self-importance, liberated by itself as it arises, is primordial voidness. This primordial voidness is none other than the wisdom of essential sameness. —Patrul Rinpoche

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Mistakes

We can learn from all actions, positive, neutral, and negative, if we remain mindful —that is, if we observe dispassionately the mental processes that led us to them, their actual performance, and the consequences that ensue.  The key word is … 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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