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  • Welcome to the Ocean of Dharma blog!

    March 11, 2009

    Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week began six years ago, somewhat as a whim. I've spent most of my professional life—over the last thirty years—editing, archiving, and presenting the...

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  • Awareness Is The Basics Of Good Conduct

    February 13, 2009

    For a dharmic person, good conduct is a sense of mindfulness and awareness: whatever you are doing, you should try to see it as an extension of your sitting practice, your general sense of awareness and refraining from too much, unnecessary activity....You could look at yourself and smile.

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  • Preventing Too Many Activities

    February 10, 2009

    One characteristic of a dharmic person, someone who practices meditation and the teachings of the Buddha, is to prevent too many activities, or you could say, reduce too many activities...

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  • No Chewing Gum Is Simplicity

    February 6, 2009

    Supposing you feel an itch in your pocket, but you don't have any chewing gum on that particular day. You should feel contented; you should feel relieved. "For heaven's sake...

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  • To Experience Fearlessness, It Is Neccessary To Experience Fear

    January 6, 2009

    The essence of cowardice is to not acknowledge the reality of fear. Fear takes many forms. We are afraid of death, we are afraid that we can't handle...

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