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In Your Hands

In Your Hands

An Excerpt from a teaching called Our Motivation Is For Those Who Have Hopes of Us by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

When you practice you should think of all the uncountable beings who through ages and ages of wandering and endless revolution in cyclic existence you have had some either meaningful or meaningless contact with. […]

Astrology for 11/28/2015

11/28/2015 Saturday by Norma

Feeling moody, impressionable? So is everyone else. Stay home and engage in domestic activities: cooking, tidying up, household maintenance. Family equals security today. Secret suffering is brought to light in some way, something you’d long forgotten comes back. Review it and forget it unless action is required. Arthur Waley said, “Keep […]

For Those Who Have Hopes of Us

For Those Who Have Hopes of Us

An Excerpt from a teaching called Our Motivation Is For Those Who Have Hopes of Us by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

One of my teachers told me that he feels he has spent his whole life throwing seed out and that very little of it has landed on soil. Most of it has landed on […]

Astrology for 11/27/2015

11/27/2015 Friday by Norma

The urge to say just one more thing is so strong that people are talking in their sleep, or talking to themselves! Talk interferes with work, or else communication systems are disrupted. Wait until silence signals a change into emotionalism, which is best handled by eating. Be aware that your interesting […]

What is Non-Virtuous Speech?

The following description of the 4 types of non-virtuous speech are from “The Way To Freedom” by the Dalai Lama:

“ The next four negative actions are deeds of speech.

The firs is telling lies. This includes speaking contrary to what one has seen, heard, or knows to be fact. Lying can be motivated […]

A Treasury of Wisdom and Blessing

The following are some teachings from other Lineages:

Terton Sogyal Rinpoche: On Ignorance

Surely one of the most heart-breaking aspects of our lives is that we cannot recognize the fundamental cause of our suffering. Isn’t it curious how we can not detect ignorance at work? But, you see, this lack of awareness […]

From “The Way to Freedom” Beings of Great Scope

This is from Kyabje HH DalaiLama.

The Buddha’s activities- from the beginning of his cultivating the wish to help others to the accumulating of merit and his eventual achievement of enlightenment- were ALL done for the sake of other sentient beings.

The welfare of other sentient beings is classified into two types: Temporary welfare, […]

Karmic Weight from H.H. the Dalai Lama’s “Way to Freedom”

“We should always be aware of the relative gravity of karmic actions. When the deed is motivated by very strong delusion, the deed is said to be very grave. The way in which the deed is actually performed also determines the karmic weight.

A single moment of anger directed toward a Boddhisattva would destroy […]

Excerpt From The Way to Freedom

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

There are no physical markers by which to measure progress between positive and negative forces in consciousness. Changes begin when you first identify & recognize your delusions, such as anger and jealousy. One then needs to know the antidote to delusion, and that knowledge is gained by listening […]

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