Monthly Archives: July 2013

Shantideva

“All the joy the world contains Has come through wishing happiness for others All the misery the world contains Has come from wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? Childish beings look out for themselves While buddhas … Continue reading

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What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon

What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon. Sometimes it is rigid and resistant to any change. It can also become very flexible as long as we make constant effort to transform it and convince ourselves, through reflection, … Continue reading

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Leaving our ‘native’ land…

Last night Tashi Nyima continued his lectures on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva… He spoke about the importance of leaving home, or our ‘native land’ — which does not necessarily mean you have to go anywhere — but sometimes … Continue reading

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Morning routine…and a regular practice

I was reading this article in the September issue of the Shambhala Sun last night, about Victor Chan’s few hour visit with the Dalai Lama at his inner sanctum of his residence in Dharmasala. I was inspired by his morning … Continue reading

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Sometimes…

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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Beloved, remember me!

“Beloved, Remember me! Look upon me from the vastness of the perfection of wisdom. Help me to cut through the arrogance of self-fixation And see the truth of simplicity beyond false self.” — excerpt from a Jonang Guru Yoga prayer

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In enlightened thought…

In enlightened thought there is no male and female. In enlightened speech there is no near and far. — Tibetan proverb

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The truth is that things don’t really get solved

“The truth is that things don’t really get solved.¬†They come together and they fall apart.¬†Then they come together again and fall apart again.” — Pema Chodron

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If you are totally concerned and preoccupied with the affairs of this lifetime

If you are totally concerned and preoccupied with the affairs of this lifetime, there is a great danger of causing your own downfall. If by such concern you were able to achieve the desired happiness, that is okay, but this … Continue reading

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As a river rushes to the sea…

As a river rushes to the sea, As the sun and moon glide across the mountains of the west, As days and nights, hours and moments flee, Life flows away, inexorably. –Padmasambhava

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