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  • A Star in the Middle of a New Moon Night

    September 15, 2009

    The contrast to samsara, or confused existence, is nirvana, or peace. At this point, however, we don't have anything but samsara and little points of light that arise from the midst of darkness.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Ocean of Dharma Picnic Inspires Mail

    September 10, 2009

    Receiving mail from readers is one of the perks for being the person who selects and send out quotations for the Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week. Often, people...

    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • The Ping-Pong Ball has a Gap

    September 8, 2009

    It is possible to undo the mythical, fictional aspect of the cessation of suffering and to experience a glimpse of cessation as reality, although it may be only a very short, small glimpse.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The Ping-Pong Ball of Fixation

    September 2, 2009

    The cause of samsara, or ultimate confusion, is holding on to vague concepts. That is what is called fixation, or in Tibetan, dzinpa.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Recycle the Leftovers

    August 31, 2009

    The setting-sun approach is that you have a giant vision, which you can't consume, and you end up throwing most of it away.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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