Wise Friendship

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  To remember these wonderful, wholesome ways where really true happiness lies.   Wonderfully, the Buddha begins with wise friendship, […]

The Flight of Consciousness

As for consciousness and the self, Many people wonder, “how does a ‘person’ transmigrates from this life to the next.” […]

Gratitude is Awareness

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  Gratitude is, in fact,  very close to awareness.   It is one of these states of the heart or […]

An Open, Unforced Samādhi

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The Special Samādhi of the Buddhas   “This Samadhi is not practiced by unrighteous people.”   Now, we can concentrate […]

The Escape

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  These 5 hindrances, whatever they are, they’re just doing the same thing in the mind––   just doing that […]

Life and Practice in Harmony

And the 5th is: “I am aware while entering it, and aware when emerging from it.” So, this whole process […]

Seeing Hindrances

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            And we continue letting go. And whatever arises, whatever arises, it is just a […]

Radiant Calm

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To radiate this calmness all around us, we first need to find it within ourselves. [From MN 2] How does […]

Smile!

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😊 Whenever there is a distraction, wherever there is anything arising in the mind, even if it is anger, or […]

The Practice

   Of course, you can use an object if the feeling gets weak… if it goes away.   If the […]