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How do we overcome ignorance?

How do we overcome ignorance, by praying to the Buddha? No, by following the path he showed. As he said, “You are your own master.” The Buddha didn’t say, “I’m the Buddha, pray to me.” He taught the Four Noble … Continue reading

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Once we have a firm practice of compassion

Once we have a firm practice of compassion, our state of mind becomes stronger, which leads to inner peace, giving rise to self-confidence, which reduces fear. This makes for constructive members of the community. Self-centeredness, on the other hand, leads … Continue reading

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Do we cultivate and eat fear or love?

We will only survive and thrive if we recognize the central power of our meals to shape our consciousness. Food is eaten and becomes the physical vehicle of consciousness, and consciousness chooses what to incorporate into itself from itself. Do … Continue reading

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Our lives flow from our beliefs, and our beliefs are conditioned by our actions

“Our lives flow from our beliefs, and our beliefs are conditioned by our actions. As we act, so we build our character and so we become. By consciously making our meals celebrations of peace, compassion, and freedom, we can sow … Continue reading

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The best thing we can do to improve our memory

The best thing we can do to ‘improve’ our memory is to cultivate peace in meditation. It is not to do all the various ‘brain puzzles’ or games that are said to improve our memory. Once we are at peace, … Continue reading

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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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Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now…

Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now… Having heard, contemplated and meditated on the teachings for over five years, I have firsthand experience that they are, and have been, the most beneficial thing I … Continue reading

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Training the mind

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and dreaming – we hear, we touch, we see, … Continue reading

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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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Prioritize your peace

Prioritize your peace. Love & Light!

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