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Alaya vijana

In Buddhism we speak of the alaya vijana – the ground consciousness. This is the ‘storehouse’ of all experiences, thoughts and feelings we have had since time immemorial. In the west we often refer to this as the subconscious or … Continue reading

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The awakened heart

“The more awake you are, the more you feel that you’re finally becoming your true self. Once you hit that spot, there is no turning back. Going beyond self, you discover the overwhelming power of selfless love and compassion. Beauty … 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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Song of the Six Perfections

For generosity, nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than cease being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other … 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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Beloved, remember me!

“Beloved, Remember me! Look upon me from the vastness of the perfection of wisdom. Help me to cut through the arrogance of self-fixation And see the truth of simplicity beyond false self.” — excerpt from a Jonang Guru Yoga prayer

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To know the self is to forget the self

“To know the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.” — Zen master Dogen

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True enlightenment

True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one’s own self being fully realized. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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