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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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Happiness…

When we speak about happiness, we are often mixing up two quite different and largely independent states — two levels of satisfaction. One the one hand, there are those pleasurable feelings which come with sensory-level experiences. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The five elements in Ayurveda

I have been listening to an old lecture and found this photo from Maui, which I feel would be a good one to share for these explanations from Ayurveda of the five elements…. They are, from most gross to most … Continue reading

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Devotion…

Devotion is resting at ease in that most natural state. With nothing to give, nothing to gain, nothing to lose, and no one to praise or blame; no need for this, no need for that; beyond hope and beyond fear … Continue reading

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We should always ask ourselves…

We should always ask ourselves: What is the state of my own mind? — Gyalse Ngulchu Tokme Zangpo

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Nagarjuna’s Chatuskoti

I was contemplating, while doing my yoga this morning — turning this way and that; looking at my room in all directions, right side up, and upside down — that everything we perceive is dependent on our very own perspective. … Continue reading

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