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Happiness…

When we speak about happiness, we are often mixing up two quite different and largely independent states — two levels of satisfaction. One the one hand, there are those pleasurable feelings which come with sensory-level experiences. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Patience is the practice of peace

“Patience is the practice of Peace” It is being content with whatever is going on; with persons, with situations, with conditions, with ourselves… It is not wanting for things to be different than they are ‘right where we find ourselves’. … 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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When we recite prayers…

When we recite prayers, and especially if we recite certain prayers on a regular basis, we should make a point to put the emphasis on a different word all the time. Since the purpose of reciting prayers is to help … Continue reading

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We need to create a ‘revolution at the base’

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and while dreaming – we hear, we touch, … Continue reading

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Nagarjuna’s Chatuskoti

I was contemplating, while doing my yoga this morning — turning this way and that; looking at my room in all directions, right side up, and upside down — that everything we perceive is dependent on our very own perspective. … Continue reading

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We have all kinds of natural cycles to be aware of

I have been very impatient with my body lately. It is not cooperating on ‘my’ time table. This has been going on for some time now…If I step aside for a moment and look at this logically, I do see … Continue reading

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Patience is the practice of peace

Again and again I am reminded of this, my greatest teacher: Patience! And, that patience is the practice of peace. When I am waiting for things to be different that what they are, I am impatient, not patient. We need … Continue reading

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