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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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Guilt and blame – two sides of the same coin

Guilt is what we feel – or what we try to make others feel – by assigning blame. Blame is actually a misunderstanding. Blame implies that there is a willful violation. So we have to ‘go back’ and do the … Continue reading

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We are family because we have similar karma – not the other way around

I once asked my teacher why my sons and I had so many similar tendencies and things happen in our lives…He said: “You are family because you have similar karma — you are not having the experiences you are because … Continue reading

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So many blessings…

So many blessings, I don’t know where to start this morning… I received these beautiful roses and peonies from my sons last night — now placed on my altar as an offering to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. As I … Continue reading

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Rest like a great tree in the midst

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.” — Buddha

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