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Love

“Love”, in the Dharma, means the desire that others be happy. It takes ‘me’ out of the equation and does not ask for something in return… Love & Light! 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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Namo Gurave

“My own mind is fully awake, but I don’t recognize it. The essence of thinking is what is, but I don’t know this. Not controlling is true being, but I can’t stay there. Settling naturally leads to how things are, … Continue reading

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As a human being…

“As a human being, is my life increasingly directed towards building up the causes and conditions that create and environment of happiness for myself and those around me?” — Jestün Khandro Rinpoche  

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Beloved, remember me!

“Beloved, Remember me! Look upon me from the vastness of the perfection of wisdom. Help me to cut through the arrogance of self-fixation And see the truth of simplicity beyond false self.” — excerpt from a Jonang Guru Yoga prayer

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Bless me to keep these three inseparable!

Body, speech, and mind centered and aligned; study, contemplation, meditation; right thought, right speech, right conduct–Bless me to keep these three inseparable!” — except from a Jonang Mind Training Prayer

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The mind

“The mind has no color, no shape, no weight, no inside, no outside, no origin, and no cessation–bless me to examine this unborn awareness.” — excerpt from a Jonang Mind Training Prayer

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We should treat the people closest to us…

We should treat the people closest to us with as much kindness and compassion as we would a stranger… So often we show our worst side to our friends and family — we discount our behavior by saying “well, she/he … Continue reading

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“Why” is never a good question

Why now…Why me…Why this? Why is never a good question. There are a myriad of causes and conditions that contribute to something happening in our lives, and it is futile to look for a reason why… “Why” can get us … Continue reading

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Nothing in nature takes more than it needs to survive

Nothing in nature takes more than it needs to survive…When something in the body takes more than its share, we call it cancer…Do I want to live and ‘be’ the societal ‘cancer’ by perpetuating a focus on me and mine? … Continue reading

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