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The Absolute Mind of Enlightenment

I bow to the Lord of Compassion.   In sleep, the six spheres of thought, sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell seem real. This same mind views the world by day— bless me to regard all phenomena as dreams.   … Continue reading

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Living by Karma; Living by Vow

“I didn’t want to think it.” “I didn’t mean to say it.” “I didn’t intend to do it.” How many times have we said these or similar words to ourselves or others? When we entertain unwelcome thoughts, utter words that … Continue reading

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Four Strategies

All of us come to the Dharma with various degrees of wrong views, previous tendencies and conditioning, false identities, afflicted emotions, and extremely sensitive egos. It takes time and effort to leave them behind, or at least transform them sufficiently … Continue reading

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Blame

A friend recently came across the statement that in order to forgive, we must first assign blame. The author went on to say that it is essential for understanding and working with the law of karma that we stop blaming … Continue reading

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Two Problems, Four Obstacles, One Solution

We only have two basic problems: wrong views and afflicted emotions. Wrong views prevent us from seeing reality as it is, and afflicted emotions generate unending suffering.   We ascribe solidity, independence, and permanence to what is insubstantial, dependent and impermanent, … Continue reading

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4th Bodhisattva Vow

As a disciple of the Buddha, I must not use false words and speech, or encourage others to lie or lie by expedient means. I must not involve myself in the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of lying, saying that … 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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