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Like increases Like

In Ayurveda we say that “like increases like” If we follow this advise we can easily adjust back into a more balanced state Depending on what the problem is — stop adding the same of which you are experiencing Give your body … 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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Grateful to have found a true Teacher

Grateful to have found a true Teacher A Teacher who is a kalyanamitra — a ‘friend on the path’ Just like the various Buddhas, thankas and statues are a representation of my own enlightened qualities of various kinds – be … Continue reading

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Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places?

“Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart.” — Ryokan

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The greatest gift

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to … Continue reading

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Nothing to do, Other than…

I have read and contemplated this ‘song’ by Milarepa many times, but something stood out so clearly when my teacher reminded me of it the other night: …nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. It is funny how … Continue reading

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It is the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement

“Nakagawa Roshi says that when we are suffering, that is when we should provide encouragement to others. He doesn’t say, “first get yourself together, and then give others encouragement.” It’s the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement. The … 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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‘Health’ care is ‘Self’ care

From the perspective of Ayurveda ‘health’ care is ‘self’ care. If we don’t take responsibility for all our actions of body, speech/energy/breath, and mind, who will? Love & Light!

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Mantra recitation

Mantra means ‘that which protects the mind’. All Buddhas are known for particular qualities — such as wisdom, compassion, fearlessness, boundless radiance etc. When we recite a particular mantra, we are not praying to some external being, but to an … Continue reading

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