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Find the path that has heart

“When you start to want to live your life fully instead of opting for death, you discover that life itself is inconvenient. Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find … Continue reading

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om All is pure as it is. I am pure as I am.

om All is pure as it is. I am pure as I am. om svabhava suddha sarva dharma svabhava suddho’ham For further information on this mantra, see my teacher’s blog: http://greatmiddleway.wordpress.com/…/you-are-pure-as…/

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Dharma

Dharma means that which holds. Holds ‘what’? Holds reality together. It is not something to hold ‘onto’ but it ‘holds’ just like the ground we walk on. Dharma is truth as it is. Not my truth or your truth. Truth … Continue reading

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The Buddha said…

The Buddha said: “Don’t believe something because I say it…test it against your reason and your experience. If it works for you, adopt it! If it doesn’t, leave it aside…”

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Holding onto anger, resentment and hatred…

Holding on to anger, resentment and hatred, is like holding a burning coal in your hand, wishing for the other person to suffer. Let it go…you are only hurting yourself.

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When the sun shines…

“When the sun shines, it shines without any discrimination; it shines on every point of the country, every nook and corner. We should be like that.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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Rest in the immediate

Rest in the immediate as though it were infinity…

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Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing…

Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing. When we do things that give us pleasure, they inevitably lead to pain or suffering. If we eat our favorite food for example, and we keep eating it, it will make us … 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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It is essential…

“It is essential to generate a good attitude and a good heart as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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