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Once we have a firm practice of compassion

Once we have a firm practice of compassion, our state of mind becomes stronger, which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centeredness, on the other hand, leads … Continue reading

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The wisdom that understands emptiness

“The wisdom that understands emptiness becomes much stronger with the help of concentration. Concentration brings the power of the mind to bear, and to develop concentration, we need the discipline of ethics.” — Insight from the Dalai Lama

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Beloved, remember me!

“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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Karma

The Sanskrit word karma simply means “action”. So when we talk about our karma, we are referring to all our intentional acts of body, speech, and mind, and when we talk about the fruits of our karma, we are talking about the … Continue reading

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Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now…

Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now… Having heard, contemplated and meditated on the teachings for over five years, I have firsthand experience that they are, and have been, the most beneficial thing I … Continue reading

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Happiness…

Happiness is not to be found with many efforts or will, but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering. Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done. Everything that comes up to your mind has no importance because it … Continue reading

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Training the mind

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and dreaming – we hear, we touch, we see, … Continue reading

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The true seat of the mind is in the heart

“From a Buddhist perspective, the true seat of the mind is the heart — not the brain or the head. Compassion and clear awareness are naturally together, and when we connect with this experience in the deep and genuine way, … Continue reading

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Ocho — overcoming by going around…

“There is an old Buddhist term, ocho, which means overcoming by going around. In confronting a problem head-on, you may encounter a wall so high and thick you cannot break through it. So you turn to one side and go … Continue reading

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Let go…

Let go the past. Let go the future. Let go the present. Crossing to the farther shore of existence, with mind released from everything. Never again undergo birth and decay. — Dhammapada verse 348

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