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Learn to cut off the emotions at the root

It still amazes me how many layers of conditioning and old habits I have yet to shed! And, when I think I have things under control – wham – life shows me: Not So! At a lecture this past Sunday, my teacher was speaking of the fundamental problem … 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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People have no respect for impermanence

“People have no respect for impermanence. We take no delight in it; in fact, we despair of it. We regard it as pain. We try to resist it by making things that will last — forever, we say — things … Continue reading

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As this world is tainted with the five corruptions

“As this world is tainted with the five corruptions, May I swiftly develop the mind of renunciation. When pain is all I have, how easy to let go! Bless me to know this burning house is blazing.” –Tashi Norbu Rinpoche

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The self is always causing us pain

“It is important to see, in the end, the root of all our suffering, all our pain, all our confusion is our own self-clinging, our sense of self-importance. That self is always causing us pain. There is no other root … Continue reading

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