September 12, 2013

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Originally posted on Essence of Buddhism:
Here’s one of the biggest keys to understanding the Buddhist Sutras.  It took me years to piece together this key to the puzzle – it’s that important. The True Self = The Buddha Nature = The Real Buddha (not the ordinary mind and flesh body of the person that…

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Is there no self? Or is there Free Will?… in Buddhism

August 17, 2013

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Originally posted on Essence of Buddhism:
There is this concept in Buddhism called Anatta: – Atta has been translated as self or soul (“Self” is a better translation). – So An-atta means not-self. The problem is that instead of being not-self, people are mistakenly thinking that the Buddha said that “There is no self” or…

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Letting go – the Analogy of Carrying a Heavy Rock

July 30, 2013

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Originally posted on Essence of Buddhism:
Question: How heavy is carrying a rock? And the answer is… The longer you hold it, the heavier it gets. It’s not heavy if you stop carrying it around with you with you => It’s not heavy if you let it go. This is an analogy for the burdens…

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Why can’t the mind get any peace – by Optimus

July 26, 2013

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A good while back, my friend Optimus and I discussed the essence of why the “mind can’t get any peace.”  I love that he finally posted about it.  This is definitely a must read!   http://essenceofbuddhism.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/why-cant-the-mind-get-any-peace/

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How the world is experienced through the Mind

June 25, 2013

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How the world is experienced through the Mind. via How the world is experienced through the Mind.

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December 29, 2012

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Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
A friend recently came across the statement that in order to forgive, we must first assign blame. The author went on to say that it is essential for understanding and working with the law of karma that we stop blaming others and blame only ourselves for our unfavorable situations. …

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Quote of the day 6.21.12

June 22, 2012

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Seeing all things as naked, clear and free from obscurations, there is nothing to attain or realise.  The nature of phenomena appears naturally and is naturally present in time-transcending awareness.  Everything is naturally perfect just as it is.  All phenomena appear in their uniqueness as part of the continually changing pattern.  These patterns are vibrant […]

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