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Beloved, remember me!

“My own mind is fully awake, but I don’t recognize it. The essence of thinking is what is, but I don’t know this. Not controlling is true being, but I can’t stay there. Settling naturally leads to how things are, … Continue reading

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We all have the seed of natural perfection in us

We all have ‘Buddha Nature’ — the seed of natural perfection in us. The process towards enlightenment is not one of ‘adding’ something that is new or different from what we already are; but one of separating from the wrong views … Continue reading

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om All is pure as it is. I am pure as I am.

om All is pure as it is. I am pure as I am. om svabhava suddha sarva dharma svabhava suddho’ham For further information on this mantra, see my teacher’s blog: http://greatmiddleway.wordpress.com/…/you-are-pure-as…/

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Without giving up hope…

“Without giving up hope that there is somewhere better to be, that there is someone better to be –we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” –Pema Chodron

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All existing things are really one

“All existing things are really one.” –Chuang Tzu  

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Don’t wear a label as ‘truth’ of who or what you are…

Don’t wear a label as a ‘truth’ of who or what you are. We are not any of the labels that others ‘give’ us, or that we take on all on our own. We are not a dis-ease, or a … Continue reading

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Song of the Six Perfections

For generosity, nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than cease being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other … Continue reading

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When we change the principal object of our concern…

When we change the principal object of our concern, we will spontaneously act in ways that are beneficial to others.

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We are all connected

As I start my day and see the result of my multi-tasking yesterday (a big blister on my thumb from steam, from boiling water dry on the stove and trying to remove my steamer basket with vegetables, and the resulting … Continue reading

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Be content with what you have

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” — Lao Tzu

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