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Nothing to do, Other than…

I have read and contemplated this ‘song’ by Milarepa many times, but something stood out so clearly when my teacher reminded me of it the other night: …nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. It is funny how … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s message was very simple…

I woke up thinking of something that Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche said in a lecture I have been listening to. She said something to the effect of:  “The Buddha’s message was very simple, yet we have made it so very complicated … Continue reading

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Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.

Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind. — This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.

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The Buddha came to share principles with us that would help us on the path to awakening

The Buddha came to share principles with us that would help us on the path to awakening. The most basic ones are the Five Precepts: no killing, no stealing, no lying, no sexual misconduct and no intoxication. His most basic … Continue reading

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Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.

“Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.” This is the instruction of the Buddhas. And we have to approach these three things in this specific order. We cannot make progress on the path without first avoiding harming others. We cannot purify … Continue reading

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