Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Root of Prosperity

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
The root of wealth and prosperity is generosity. We can change our wealth karma by liberally giving voluntarily of what we have. It is a spiritual practice.  Dāna is a Sanskrit term meaning “charity”…

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Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha

Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha. Even in worldly terms, the more intelligent and knowledgeable a person is, the more the person commands respect. Similarly, the more compassionate, kind, and gentle a person, the more … Continue reading

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The training of the mind is an art

The training of the mind is an art. If this can be considered as art, one’s life is art. I am not interested in the physical aspect of art. I simply meditate and train my mind. And as far as … Continue reading

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Dogen’s Cookbook

When you prepare food, do not see with ordinary eyes and do not think with ordinary mind. Take up a blade of grass and construct a treasure king’s land; enter into a particle of dust and turn the great dharma … Continue reading

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Memory lane…

My teacher made some very memorable comments during a lecture this week. He said that every time we go down Memory lane, we are recreating an experience NOW. Don’t go there! There are muggers and robbers on Memory lane — … Continue reading

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The biggest piece of intelligence

Brain development is important, but the biggest piece of intelligence is your heart. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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Paradise – but this is samsara after all…

I have returned from a lovely 8 days on my special island on this Earth…Maui. The first few days were filled with grace and beauty, and the last few days confirmed once more that ‘this’ is indeed samsara, no matter … Continue reading

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Prayer for Peace – Saturday September 7th

My teacher has urged us all week, to join everyone who intend to follow Pope Francis’ request to pray and fast for Peace tomorrow. With so much agitation around us and within us, whatever time we can spend on settling … Continue reading

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Our habits and tendencies are formed in association…

Our habits and tendencies are formed in association. This is our life. We are a never ending ‘work in progress’ and we should be aware that how we end up, is totally up to us! Where we spend most of our … Continue reading

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We should always ask ourselves…

We should always ask ourselves: What is the state of my own mind? — Gyalse Ngulchu Tokme Zangpo

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