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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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There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism

There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism. Nor is there the concept of forgiveness. Forgiveness implies that there is someone ‘to’ blame and something ‘to’ forgive. We believe that all ‘wrong’ actions stem from ignorance. As all of … Continue reading

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Ignorance is the fundamental cause

“Ignorance is the fundamental cause of the painful round and round of cyclic existence.” — Insight from the Dalai Lama

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We are all connected

As I start my day and see the result of my multi-tasking yesterday (a big blister on my thumb from steam, from boiling water dry on the stove and trying to remove my steamer basket with vegetables, and the resulting … Continue reading

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We are not ‘made’ to eat animal flesh

The more I study Buddhism, the more amazed I am at my own ignorance. One area is around the consumption of animals. I have most of my life considered animals to be ‘food’ for humans. I never liked eating or … Continue reading

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Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence

“Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence. It is simply discovering within us what is already there. In tibetan, buddha is sang gyay. Sang means that all of the faults have been cleared away, … 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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