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Nothing to do…

I have read and contemplated this ‘song’ by Milarepa many times — it is such a good reminder: …nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. It is funny how we can read or listen to something over and … Continue reading

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Happiness…

When we speak about happiness, we are often mixing up two quite different and largely independent states — two levels of satisfaction. One the one hand, there are those pleasurable feelings which come with sensory-level experiences. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The Buddha is someone on whom we can rely when our own reason fails

“The Buddha’s loving kindness is unconditional and universal. His sole mission is to help sentient beings in whatever way is useful. In addition to his universal compassion, the Buddha is endowed with the wisdom directly apprehending emptiness. These attributes of … Continue reading

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Nagarjuna’s Chatuskoti

I was contemplating, while doing my yoga this morning — turning this way and that; looking at my room in all directions, right side up, and upside down — that everything we perceive is dependent on our very own perspective. … Continue reading

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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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The earth is, to a certain extent, our mother

“The earth is to a certain extent, our mother. She is so kind, because whatever we do, she tolerates it. But now, the time has come when our power to destroy is so extreme that Mother Earth is compelled to … Continue reading

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Our life is a creation of our mind

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life to tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.”–Dhammapada

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