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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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The training of the mind is an art

The training of the mind is an art. If this can be considered as art, one’s life is art. I am not interested in the physical aspect of art. I simply meditate and train my mind. And as far as … Continue reading

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Mantra recitation

Mantra means ‘that which protects the mind’. All Buddhas are known for particular qualities — such as wisdom, compassion, fearlessness, boundless radiance etc. When we recite a particular mantra, we are not praying to some external being, but to an … Continue reading

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Projections bring about the powerful emotional interaction

“Projections bring about the powerful emotional interaction between external objects and ourselves; people or things we desire. For example, when we are attracted by something, we tend to exaggerate its qualities, seeing it as one hundred percent good or one … Continue reading

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Empty nature of your thoughts

“The more you attempt to reject external phenomena, the more they will spring back to you. Hence, therefore, the importance of recognizing the empty nature of your thoughts and simply allowing them to dissolve.” –Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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