Tag Archives: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The point of training in higher knowledge

The point of training in higher knowledge is not to become a container of facts or a believer in any particular philosophical system. The whole point is to clearly see what is truth and what is illusion in how we … Continue reading

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The true seat of the mind is in the heart

“From a Buddhist perspective, the true seat of the mind is the heart — not the brain or the head. Compassion and clear awareness are naturally together, and when we connect with this experience in the deep and genuine way, … Continue reading

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This seed of compassion…

“This seed of compassion, this sense of openness, softness, and warmth is what we need to connect with now. The more genuine we can be, honest with ourselves and without pretension or guile in relation to others, the more aware … Continue reading

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The awakened heart

“The more awake you are, the more you feel that you’re finally becoming your true self. Once you hit that spot, there is no turning back. Going beyond self, you discover the overwhelming power of selfless love and compassion. Beauty … Continue reading

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Never give up on anyone…

“However, whatever your own path is, wherever it takes you, there is one instruction you should protect and always carry with you: Never give up on anyone. Even if you can’t help someone now, don’t abandon him or her mentally, … Continue reading

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However, whatever your own path is…

“However, whatever your own path is, wherever it takes you, there is one instruction you should protect and always carry with you: never give up on anyone. Even if you can’t help someone now, don’t abandon him or her mentally, … 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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This is the dance of appearances

This is the dance of appearances. Mind is dancing with phenomena in the field of the senses. How we respond to and engage with these physical, psychological and emotional phenomena that comprise the objects in our environment in one moment … Continue reading

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Desire is compelling and blind

“Desire is compelling and blind. It has the power to intoxicate, to make us enthusiastic at the same time that is diminishes our capacity for clear thinking. I’m sure you know the feeling. The point is that we need to … Continue reading

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The self is always causing us pain

“It is important to see, in the end, the root of all our suffering, all our pain, all our confusion is our own self-clinging, our sense of self-importance. That self is always causing us pain. There is no other root … Continue reading

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