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Monthly Archives: April 2009

  • Waking from a Deep Sleep

    April 6, 2009

    If somebody is waking for the first time from a deep sleep, she might see the midnight stars. But if she waits long enough without going back to sleep, she will begin to see not only stars but the dawn, then the sunrise, and then the whole landscape being lit by a brilliant light coming from the sky.

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  • The Truth of Cessation

    April 6, 2009

    The third noble truth that the Buddha taught is the truth of cessation. The truth of cessation (gokpa) is related to the concept of tharpa, or "liberation." In discussing the possibility of cessation, we should get rid of fictitious stories about how great it is to get there and become somebody at last.

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  • The Psychology of Richness

    April 6, 2009

    Even if you don't have a full, plentiful bank account, you can still inspire other people. You can inspire them to build richness in themselves. It is not so much a question of simply buying a cow in the autumn, when it has abundant milk. We are talking about buying a cow in the spring. Later on it might have an abundance of milk.

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