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  • Nobody Polishes the Sun

    January 4, 2011

    We don’t have to run away from this world. We don’t have to feel harsh and deprived. We can contribute a lot to the world, and we can raise ourselves...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Playful Humility

    January 3, 2011

    Humility in the Shambhala tradition involves playfulness, or a sense of humour. In many religious traditions, you feel humble because of a fear of punishment, pain, and sin. In the...

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  • Celebrate the Feast of Faith and Joy

    December 25, 2010

    Faith is based on genuineness, trusting in yourself and your vision. You are not faking anything, and you are not trying to impress anybody. Faith inspires discipline, which is not...

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  • Clarity on the Spot

    December 22, 2010

    Perception can be categorized into three levels: experience, emptiness, and luminosity. [Editor's note: We discussed the first two in previous quotes.] The third level of perception is luminosity. This has...

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  • Still Cutting Through Like It Was in 1973

    December 17, 2010

    Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism was first published in 1973. It is one of the all-time best selling books by Chogyam Trungpa and has been translated into more than two dozen...

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