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  • Protecting the Mind

    February 5, 2013

    Mind consists of wise, confused, or neutral discursive thoughts. It includes anything that moves, flips, interprets, or goes into a deeper world. Mind appreciates and has tremendous understanding; it has...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Longing and Humbleness

    February 5, 2013

    Devotion, or mögü in Tibetan, can be divided into two aspects: möpa and küpa. Möpa means “longing” or “wanting,” and küpa means “humility,” “respect,” or “being without arrogance.” With küpa...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • Taming the Gorilla

    January 31, 2013

    Without taming yourself, you cannot train yourself. You are somewhat wild and untamable, so we have to catch you and put you in a zoo, like a wild gorilla. Traditionally...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Transitional Beings

    January 30, 2013

    In a book I read recently, the author talked about humans as transitional beings—beings who are neither fully caught nor fully free but are in the process of awakening. I...


    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • An Extraordinary Step

    January 29, 2013

    By exchanging ourselves for others, we are taking an extraordinary step. We are developing the most extraordinary understanding ever comprehended in the history of humankind, the entire history of the...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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