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Shantideva

“All the joy the world contains Has come through wishing happiness for others All the misery the world contains Has come from wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? Childish beings look out for themselves While buddhas … 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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If we had to make a choice

“If we had to make a choice between outer pleasure, comfort and peace, and inner freedom and ultimate happiness, we should choose inner peace. If we could find that within, then the outer would take care of itself.” –Dilgo Khyentse … Continue reading

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We are not ‘made’ to eat animal flesh

The more I study Buddhism, the more amazed I am at my own ignorance. One area is around the consumption of animals. I have most of my life considered animals to be ‘food’ for humans. I never liked eating or … Continue reading

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Rest like a great tree in the midst

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.” — Buddha

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