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  • Timeless Awareness

    December 3, 2012

    Rely on timeless awareness, which is free of elaboration, without identity, and the very essence of being;do not rely on ordinary consciousness, which is a mind fixated on characteristics and...


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  • 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...


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  • Three Attitudes

    November 19, 2012

    Three attitudes prevent us from receiving a continual flow of blessings. They are compared to three “pots”: a full pot, a pot with poison in it, and a pot with...


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  • Because We Don't Recognize Buddha-nature

    November 12, 2012

    Because we don’t recognize our essential nature—we don’t realize that although appearances arise unceasingly, nothing is really there—we invest with solidity and reality the seeming truth of self, other, and...


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  • Buddha-nature and Enlightenment

    November 5, 2012

    Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence. It is simply discovering within us what is already there. It is the full realization of our...


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