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The past is gone…leave it behind!

The only thing we are doing by going ‘back’ and processing old experiences is tripping ourselves up. We are actually ‘re-creating’ a past experience in the now. What happened is past and over and here we are looking at it … Continue reading

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Ego

Ego can easily manipulate a brilliant moment of remaining calmly united with your basic fundamental nature into either self-absorption or self-indulgence. As meditators, you must keep reminding yourselves of that. — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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How to achieve true freedom

“Most of us tend to think about freedom as being able to say and do what we want. We think of freedom as depending on external circumstances. If we can’t do what we want, we think, this is largely due … 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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The aim of far too many teachings

“The aim of far too many teachings these days is to make people “feel good”, and even some Buddhist masters are beginning to sound like New Age apostles. Their talks are entirely devoted to validating the manifestations of ego and … Continue reading

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