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  • Becoming Real Buddhas

    April 7, 2009

    The person who has already experienced the cessation of suffering is the Buddha. The Sanskrit word buddha is translated into Tibetan as sanggye. Sang means "awake," and gye means "expansion," or "blossoming." The word sang is related with awakening from the sleep of pain; and within the pain, suffering, and unawareness, gye is like a blossoming flower.... What we are trying to do is to become sanggye. We are trying to blossom. We're trying to be wakeful. That is precisely what we are doing. Quite possibly we have a glimpse of sanggye happening endlessly.

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  • Waking from a Deep Sleep

    April 6, 2009

    If somebody is waking for the first time from a deep sleep, she might see the midnight stars. But if she waits long enough without going back to sleep, she will begin to see not only stars but the dawn, then the sunrise, and then the whole landscape being lit by a brilliant light coming from the sky.

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  • The Truth of Cessation

    April 6, 2009

    The third noble truth that the Buddha taught is the truth of cessation. The truth of cessation (gokpa) is related to the concept of tharpa, or "liberation." In discussing the possibility of cessation, we should get rid of fictitious stories about how great it is to get there and become somebody at last.

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  • The Psychology of Richness

    April 6, 2009

    Even if you don't have a full, plentiful bank account, you can still inspire other people. You can inspire them to build richness in themselves. It is not so much a question of simply buying a cow in the autumn, when it has abundant milk. We are talking about buying a cow in the spring. Later on it might have an abundance of milk.

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  • Take Another Step

    March 12, 2009

    Whenever there is doubt, that creates another step on your staircase. Doubt is telling you that you need to take another step. Each time there is an...


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