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May I be able…

“May I be able to conform to whatever the present moment requires” — Shantideva Advertisements

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Learn to cut off the emotions at the root

It still amazes me how many layers of conditioning and old habits I have yet to shed! And, when I think I have things under control – wham – life shows me: Not So! At a lecture this past Sunday, my teacher was speaking of the fundamental problem … Continue reading

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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 importance of lineage

I find it curious how teachers all over the world are telling us we don’t need a guru. That there is no need for this ‘dated’ belief system. They say that all you need to do is to listen to … Continue reading

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Do I prefer to grow up…

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?” — Pema Chodron, “Comfortable with Uncertainty”

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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 perspective of ‘I’

We all experience this world from the perspective of ‘I’…which naturally lead us to believe that we are the ‘center of the Universe’…that our perspective is ‘the truth’…Every time that I think I’ve ‘got it’ or ‘I’ve arrived’…I remind myself … Continue reading

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