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Patanjali said in the Yoga Sutras

Patanjali said in the Yoga Sutras: citta vritti nirodha = yoga is the cessation of mental fluctuations… This is achieved through the 8 limbs of yoga: yama (ethical standards–prohibitions=don’ts) niyama (self discipline and spiritual observances–Yes, do!) asana (postures) pranayama (life … Continue reading

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The Buddha came to help us wake up

The Buddha did not come to this world to make us feel comfortable – he came to help us wake up. Wake up to the reality of samsara. To help us see that the only way for us to attain … Continue reading

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The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths state: 1. There is suffering (discontent) in this world. 2. There is a cause for this suffering. 3. There is an end to this suffering. 4. There is a path to the cessation of suffering.

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The mind

“The mind has no color, no shape, no weight, no inside, no outside, no origin, and no cessation–bless me to examine this unborn awareness.” — excerpt from a Jonang Mind Training Prayer

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