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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 self-cherishing attitude makes us very uptight

“The self-cherishing attitude makes us very uptight; we think we are extremely important, and our basic desire is for ourselves to be happy and for things to go well for us. Yet we don’t know how to bring this about. … Continue reading

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The everyday practice…

“The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.” — Dilgo … Continue reading

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Without giving up hope…

“Without giving up hope that there is somewhere better to be, that there is someone better to be –we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” –Pema Chodron

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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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Never give up on anyone…

“However, whatever your own path is, wherever it takes you, there is one instruction you should protect and always carry with you: Never give up on anyone. Even if you can’t help someone now, don’t abandon him or her mentally, … Continue reading

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Memory lane…

My teacher made some very memorable comments during a lecture this week. He said that every time we go down Memory lane, we are recreating an experience NOW. Don’t go there! There are muggers and robbers on Memory lane — … Continue reading

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All phenomena

All phenomena arise from emptiness through the illusory play of causes and conditions, and it is precisely their empty nature that allows all things to manifest. Just as space enables the totality of the universe to unfold without itself being … Continue reading

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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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