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Without a sense of universal responsibility…

“We are so closely connected that without a sense of universal responsibility, an understanding that we really are part of one big human family, we cannot hope to overcome the dangers to our very existence, let alone bring about peace … Continue reading

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Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’

My teacher shared something again last night that one of his teachers used to say all the time: “Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’.” Be kind to yourself and to others…¬†Anything that we do in a … Continue reading

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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‚Ķ Love & Light!

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Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha

Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha. Even in worldly terms, the more intelligent and knowledgeable a person is, the more the person commands respect. Similarly, the more compassionate, kind, and gentle a person, the more … Continue reading

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We should always ask ourselves…

We should always ask ourselves: What is the state of my own mind? — Gyalse Ngulchu Tokme Zangpo

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Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.

Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind. — This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.

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When we change the principal object of our concern…

When we change the principal object of our concern, we will spontaneously act in ways that are beneficial to others.

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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 Middle Way

The Middle Way is a way of life lived within the framework of morality and generosity.

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If one’s life is simple…

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the … Continue reading

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