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  • Fearlessness and Joy are Truly Yours

    October 21, 2010

    When a warrior king presents a gift,
    It could be a naked flame, which consumes the jungle of ego,
    Or an ice cold mountain range, which cools the heat of aggression.
    On the...


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  • Discipline without Ego

    October 13, 2010

    Right morality or right discipline on the Buddhist path is based on egolessness. If there is no one to impose discipline and no one to impose discipline on, then there...


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  • Right Speech

    October 8, 2010

    In Sanskrit the word for speech is vac, which means utterance, word, or logos. It implies perfect communication, communication which says, "It is so," rather than, "I think it is...


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  • The Jaws of Intention

    October 4, 2010

    Someone is walking toward you. Having conceptually fixed the person, now you are ready either to grasp or attack him. Automatically, there is an apparatus functioning to provide either a...


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  • Life is a Straight Drink

    September 29, 2010

    Buddha did not mean right as opposed to wrong at all.  Right means being right without a concept of what is right. Right translates into the Sanskrit samyak, which means...


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