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Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering

Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering. The awakening in which it culminates is both wisdom based on an accurate understanding of reality and a freedom from the disturbing emotions and obscurations caused by … Continue reading

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The everyday practice…

“The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.” — Dilgo … 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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Meditation is crucial on the path to awakening…

Buddhism is not a religion or a philosophy.It is a path that can lead us to Enlightenment. The reason it can lead us to Enlightenment (Awakening) is because we all have Buddha Nature/Buddha Essence inside of each and every one … Continue reading

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It is possible…

It is possible to make use of good food, clothing, residence, and furnishings without producing afflictive emotions such as attachment, pride, and arrogance. The crucial point is the control of internal factors such as lust and attachment; external factors are … Continue reading

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Feelings and thoughts are momentary

Feelings and thoughts are momentary. They literally last 1/60th of a finger snap! Feelings are of 3 kinds: pleasant unpleasant neutral Once we zoom in on any of them, we add layers that now become emotions. Zoom in some more … Continue reading

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The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’…

The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’ or striving for someone else’s approval. It is about using skillful means to go about our lives, so to avoid as much suffering as possible. It is about walking a middle path … Continue reading

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Not to listen is to be like a pot turned upside down

“Not to listen is to be like a pot turned upside down. Not to retain what you hear is to be like a pot with a hole in it. To mix negative emotions with what you hear is to be … Continue reading

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Ignorance

“Ignorance is a kind of blindness that leads us to believe that the movie we’re watching is real. As I mentioned earlier, when we believe that this busy mind–the stream of emotions and concepts–is who we truly are, it’s like … Continue reading

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