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Within that wider angle…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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For as long as space endures

 For as long as space endures And for as long as living beings remain Until that time may I also remain To dispel the misery of the world. — Shantideva

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Shantideva

“All the joy the world contains Has come through wishing happiness for others All the misery the world contains Has come from wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? Childish beings look out for themselves While buddhas … Continue reading

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As human beings…

“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery…we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, … Continue reading

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