Category Archives: Spirituality

So be careful!

“In truth, happiness is suffering in disguise but in such a subtle form that you don’t see it. If you cling to happiness, it’s the same as clinging to suffering, but you don’t realize it. When you hold on to happiness, it is impossible to throw away the inherent suffering. They’re inseparable like that. Thus …

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Ambitions

“Driven by the hunger for fame and originality, we are like these monkeys, thinking that we are so clever in discovering things and convincing our fellow humans to see what we see, think what we think, driven by ambition to be the savior, the clever one, the seer of all. We have all kinds of …

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Karma Chameleon

“Some people think karma is fate. ‘It must be my karma,’ they sigh, resigning themselves to some calamity. But karma doesn’t have to be bad. It can be good. And we make our own karma. Every thought, feeling, and deed sows a habitual karmic seed in our mind that ripens into a corresponding positive, negative, …

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Not Because

“I want to underscore this point: we find greed difficult to control not because it is natural, but because it has been generated by long, unchecked habituation. This is important to recognize, because even though old habits may be tough to break, all habits can be broken.”  ~17th Karmapa I’ve heard that excuse so many …

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Dictatorial Reasoning

“It is no more logical to think ‘I am more important than this person’ than it is to think ‘I’m more important than this insect.’ Such a view has not one single logical reason to support it but is merely dictatorial and egotistical reasoning. An ant’s life may be of little consequence to us, but …

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Nothing is Fixed

“Again and again, develop compassion for all sentient beings in general, and particularly for those who dislike you. It might be difficult at first, but you will never attain enlightenment as long as you continue to feel ill-will towards your enemies. Those who are now your enemies were in former lives your parents, and there …

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Disconnected

“We seem to have lost the sense that we can freely and happily extend ourselves for others. In modeling our social institutions on business principles, we have become very disconnected from our own noble heart.”  ~Ogyen Trinley Dorje (source)

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Space For Us

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Secrets

Even if you consume as many books As the sands of the Ganges It is not as good as really catching One verse of Zen. If you want the secret of Buddhism, Here it is:  Everything is in the Heart! ~Ryokan (1758–1831) (source)

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Impermanence

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent, when they are not.” ~Thic Nhat Hanh

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