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37 practices: verse 27, part 2 of 2

The translation and audio for practice 27, to cultivate patience, may be found in verse 27, part 1. Bear with me — this is a longer than usual post because I found some extra resources for the patience paramita. Or, … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 27, part 1 of 2

27. To cultivate patience For bodhisattvas wishing to accrue / a wealth of wholesome virtue and good deeds, All harm is like a precious treasure trove, / from other people or adversity. To cultivate a patient attitude, / not feeling … Continue reading

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37 practices: verses 20 and 21

20. To conquer my own aggression / How to use objects of hatred on the path If I don’t tame my inner enemy, / the poison of aggression, anger, hate, Then outer enemies just multiply / no matter how, to … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 2

2. To leave my homeland While those I love can stir up a tsunami, / And those I hate can burn me up like fire, When I don’t care I lose my moral compass / And dark delusion permeates my … Continue reading

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Some Buddhist ways to work with emotional overwhelm

The Buddha taught that disturbing emotions, such as anger, fear, jealousy, and attachment, are not to be denied or suppressed but recognized, felt, owned, and thoroughly processed. That process can take time and needs to be respected, but in the meantime, … Continue reading

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Compassion versus Wisdom

OK, the title is a trick–as we know, compassion and wisdom are complementary, and in the end of course there is no difference between them at all. Buddhahood, enlightenment, full awakening is the ultimate development of both, and they are ultimately undifferentiable, … Continue reading

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Lather, rinse, repeat

“Mind is empty. You can change your thoughts.”  –Lama Norlha Rinpoche We are taught in the Seven Points of Mind Training, “Be grateful to everyone,” and “Rely all the time on a joyful mind.” How can we put this into … Continue reading

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