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A Magic Act

The realization of emptiness can be cultivated directly by reminding ourselves constantly that all appearances are mental elaborations, arising from our accumulated karma, perspectives, tendencies, and desires. Kunchen Dolpopa states in The Supplication: “All phenomena merely arise from conditions, without … Continue reading

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The Six Realms of Rebirth

Buddhist teachings speak extensively of the six realms into which sentient beings are reborn (gods, demigods, humans, animals, ghosts, and hell beings). Like all other perceptions, the six realms are internal mental representations, made to arise by the accumulated karma … Continue reading

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