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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   Advertisements

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All phenomena

All phenomena arise from emptiness through the illusory play of causes and conditions, and it is precisely their empty nature that allows all things to manifest. Just as space enables the totality of the universe to unfold without itself being … Continue reading

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We might say–and truly believe–that we’re doing everything we can…

“We might say–and truly believe–that we’re already doing everything we can to avoid suffering. But if we were to look more closely, we might see that, while hating our pain, we seem to love many of the things that cause … Continue reading

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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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Be content creating the causes for goodness

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, … 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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