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Conceit — Great Middle Way

If one regards oneself to be superior, alike, or inferior by reason of the body that is impermanent, painful and subject to change, this is not seeing reality as it is. If one regards oneself to be superior, alike, or inferior by reason of feelings, perceptions, volitions, or consciousness, this is not seeing reality as it is. If one does not regard […]

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WordPress School: Shortcodes — Lorelle on WordPress

WordPress shortcodes are abbreviated code placed into the WordPress Visual or Text Editors that expands into a larger code structure. As we continue with Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, it’s time to explore the basics of WordPress shortcodes. The following is the embed code for a Google Map, pointing to one of my favorite […]

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Precepts for the Practitioner

Great Middle Way

3.1979.191With wholeness of heart

remember the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

Do not overlook the power of the interaction

between the Buddha’s compassion and your aspiration.

With wholeness of heart entrust yourself to the Dharma you revere.

Do not denounce the teachings followed by others.

With wholeness of heart awaken the realization of equality.

Do not engage in discriminative thinking.

With wholeness of heart give rise to compassion.

Do not be indifferent to the sorrows of others.

With wholeness of heart disclose a gentle countenance.

Do not manifest anger and intolerance.

With wholeness of heart dwell firmly in humility’s insights.

Do not arouse a spirit of arrogance.

With wholeness of heart discern the sources of impurity.

Do not generate a mind that cherishes attachments.

With wholeness of heart contemplate the reality of impermanence.

Do not awaken thoughts of greed and craving.

With wholeness of heart rectify your own faults.

Do not revile others for their transgressions.

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The road is the goal

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Once you realize that the road is the goal, and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple. In itself an ecstasy.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj ~

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Response to Sogyal Lakar

WHAT NOW?

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SL,

Thank you for your response to our letter of July 14. We have since met and are of one mind in what follows.

We are encouraged by your willingness to engage in a dialogue with us and that you are taking very seriously the harm your actions have caused. We agree with you that you should seek advice and guidance from the masters who have a genuine care and concern for R, such as DKR and MR. We too have confidence in a number of well respected lamas, whose support and concern have been extended to us.

We are confused that you did not mention that you will seek advice from HHDL, your eldest and senior most teacher. You have always spoken of him with such deep devotion. Certainly at this critical moment his guidance would be precious. Will you seek counsel from HH?

As you know, it was…

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The 5 Precepts

Great Middle Way

15095487_927241997375276_676859992233458410_nI vow to refrain from killing. I shall not kill, cause others to kill, or approve of anyone killing sentient beings. I regret, censure, reject, and abandon killing.

I vow to refrain from taking what is not freely given. I shall not take, cause others to take, or approve of anyone taking what is not freely given. I regret, censure, reject, and abandon taking what is not freely given.

I vow to refrain from sexual misconduct. I shall not engage, cause others to engage, or approve of anyone engaging in sexual misconduct. I regret, censure, reject, and abandon sexual misconduct.

I vow to refrain from harmful speech. I shall not harm, cause others to harm, or approve of anyone harming sentient beings through lying, divisive speech, harsh and abusive words, and idle chatter. I regret, censure, reject, and abandon harmful speech.

I vow to refrain from intoxication, leading to carelessness…

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4 Noble Truths as One Evolutionary Cycle — Engage!

Most Buddhists are taught to think of the Four Noble Truths as four separate doctrines, each one leading to the other in succession. Stephen Batchelor teaches it as “the four tasks”, as four separate tasks, practiced successively or simultaneously in combination as a total path. I have begun to think of the Four Noble Truths […]

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Awakening With Breathing | Patheos

“This technique has been around for a long time. It is almost certainly the oldest and most widespread form of meditation practice. It has been used to bring people to see their true natures. And it still works. Our true nature is very simple, but it’s easy for us to miss. It’s always with us, but we get so distracted all the time.”

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The meaning of peace

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