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Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’

My teacher shared something again last night that one of his teachers used to say all the time: “Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’.” Be kind to yourself and to others… Anything that we do in a … Continue reading

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Ocho — overcoming by going around…

“There is an old Buddhist term, ocho, which means overcoming by going around. In confronting a problem head-on, you may encounter a wall so high and thick you cannot break through it. So you turn to one side and go … Continue reading

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This life…

“Untouched, undisturbed, This life is perfect just as it is, But still I try to change the world.” — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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When we talk about gaining the perfect wisdom of a Buddha…

When we talk about gaining the perfect wisdom of a Buddha, we should not think that we need to create qualities in ourselves that are not there already, and acquire them from somewhere outside of us. Rather, we should see … Continue reading

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The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’…

The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’ or striving for someone else’s approval. It is about using skillful means to go about our lives, so to avoid as much suffering as possible. It is about walking a middle path … Continue reading

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