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Patience is the practice of peace

“Patience is the practice of Peace” It is being content with whatever is going on; with persons, with situations, with conditions, with ourselves… It is not wanting for things to be different than they are ‘right where we find ourselves’. … Continue reading

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Taking refuge…

“Taking refuge is not a passive act of placing ourselves in the hands of a higher power that will do everything for us, as the English word “refuge” might imply. It is an active process of putting a safe, reliable, … Continue reading

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This seed of compassion…

“This seed of compassion, this sense of openness, softness, and warmth is what we need to connect with now. The more genuine we can be, honest with ourselves and without pretension or guile in relation to others, the more aware … Continue reading

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Our task must be

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” –Albert Einstein

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Patience is the practice of Peace

“Patience is the practice of Peace” It is being content with whatever is going on; with persons, with situations, with conditions, with ourselves… It is not wanting for things to be different than they are ‘right where we find ourselves’… … 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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As long as we live in this world…

“As long as we live in this world, we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it … Continue reading

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Projections bring about the powerful emotional interaction

“Projections bring about the powerful emotional interaction between external objects and ourselves; people or things we desire. For example, when we are attracted by something, we tend to exaggerate its qualities, seeing it as one hundred percent good or one … Continue reading

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Humility

Humility is not thinking less of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less…

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Patience is the practice of peace

Again and again I am reminded of this, my greatest teacher: Patience! And, that patience is the practice of peace. When I am waiting for things to be different that what they are, I am impatient, not patient. We need … Continue reading

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