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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…/ Advertisements

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Dharma

Dharma means that which holds. Holds ‘what’? Holds reality together. It is not something to hold ‘onto’ but it ‘holds’ just like the ground we walk on. Dharma is truth as it is. Not my truth or your truth. Truth … Continue reading

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As a human being…

“As a human being, is my life increasingly directed towards building up the causes and conditions that create and environment of happiness for myself and those around me?” — Jestün Khandro Rinpoche  

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Devotion…

Devotion is resting at ease in that most natural state. With nothing to give, nothing to gain, nothing to lose, and no one to praise or blame; no need for this, no need for that; beyond hope and beyond fear … Continue reading

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Rest in the immediate

Rest in the immediate as though it were infinity…

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As long as we live in this world…

“As long as we live in this world, we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it … Continue reading

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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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We should treat the people closest to us…

We should treat the people closest to us with as much kindness and compassion as we would a stranger… So often we show our worst side to our friends and family — we discount our behavior by saying “well, she/he … Continue reading

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As the day ends…reflect on three questions

As the day ends…reflect on three questions in regards to any relationship you want to explore: 1. What have I received from…? 2. What have I given to…? 3. What troubles and difficulties have I caused…? — “Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, … Continue reading

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