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Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Realizing Emptiness

    November 30, 2012

    Since emptiness, from between positive and negative phenomena, is a negative phenomenon and, from between affirming negatives and non-affirming negatives, is a non-affirming negative, when it appears to the mind...

    This post was posted in Dalai Lama

  • Haiku of the Week

    November 28, 2012

    in loneliness
    there is also some joy—
    autumn darkens
    sabishisa no
    ureshiku mo ari
    aki no kure

    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen...

    This post was posted in Shambhala and was tagged with Haiku

  • Remaining Like a Log

    November 28, 2012

    The practice of “remaining like a log” is based on refraining, not repressing. When you realize you’re thinking, just acknowledge that. Then turn your attention to your breath flowing in...

    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • Perpetual Entrapment

    November 27, 2012

    Karma is a concept that we use to develop further understanding of confused or samsaric action. Karma is the law of cause and effect, which is governed by action—and action...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Benefits of Pain

    November 26, 2012

    Shantideva cites three benefits of pain. First it is valuable because through sorrow, pride is driven out. No matter how arrogant and condescending we’ve been, great suffering can humble us...

    This post was posted in Dharma

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