Tag Archives: actions

Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now…

Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now… Having heard, contemplated and meditated on the teachings for over five years, I have firsthand experience that they are, and have been, the most beneficial thing I … Continue reading

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There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism

There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism. Nor is there the concept of forgiveness. Forgiveness implies that there is someone ‘to’ blame and something ‘to’ forgive. We believe that all ‘wrong’ actions stem from ignorance. As all of … Continue reading

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Whatever actions you do…

Whatever actions you do will follow you, just like the shadow of a bird flying in the sky. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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‘Health’ care is ‘Self’ care

From the perspective of Ayurveda ‘health’ care is ‘self’ care. If we don’t take responsibility for all our actions of body, speech/energy/breath, and mind, who will? Love & Light!

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There is a definite commensurate relationship between cause and effect

One of the characteristics of karmic theory is that there is a definite commensurate relationship between cause and effect. There is no way that negative actions or unwholesome deeds can result in joy and happiness. Joy and happiness, by definition, … Continue reading

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The study of religion

“The study of religion is not like learning about history. It must be mixed with your continuum; your mind should be suffused with it. A sutra says that the practices are like a mirror; your actions of body, speech and … Continue reading

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“Why” is never a good question

Why now…Why me…Why this? Why is never a good question. There are a myriad of causes and conditions that contribute to something happening in our lives, and it is futile to look for a reason why… “Why” can get us … Continue reading

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We live in an orderly Universe

We live in an orderly Universe…The sun comes up in the east and sets in the west. The law of gravity has things falling down, not flying up…All our actions -or non-actions- have specific consequences…Once we understand the law of … Continue reading

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We only have 2 problems

My teacher always says: “We only have 2 problems in this world: obscurations to wisdom and afflicted emotions…that is all.” Obscurations to wisdom are the various layers of conditioning and patterns that we have accumulated over time, that make us … Continue reading

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Karma

Karma is not punitive; it is corrective. And it is simply cause and effect. If you jump into the water, you will get wet—not dry. If you eat too much, you will get full—not hungry. If you drink too much … Continue reading

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