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  • Square One is Basic Goodness

    July 7, 2009

    Basic goodness does not mean that we can con others because we have basic goodness. We are talking about personal basic goodness which we don't have to proclaim or advertise.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Inspired by The Truth of Suffering

    July 1, 2009

    Carolyn Gimian here with musings on a newly published book by Chögyam Trungpa:
    2009 is proving to be a prolific year for the publication of new material by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche...


    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • Transcending Spiritual Materialism

    July 1, 2009

    Developing basic sanity is a process of working on ourselves in which the path itself rather than the attainment of a goal becomes the working basis. The path itself is what constantly inspires us, rather than, in the style of the carrot and the donkey, promises about certain achievements that lie ahead of us.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Goodness is Always There

    June 29, 2009

    You have something in yourself that is fundamentally, basically good. It transcends the notion of good or bad. Something that is worthwhile, wholesome, and healthy exists in all of us. . . . Such goodness is synonymous with bravery.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The Ice Water of Anxiety

    June 25, 2009

    According to the hinayana teachings, the fundamental teachings, you have to be very practical: you are going to do something about suffering. On a very personal level, you are going to do something about it.

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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