Tag Archives: DEVOTION

CALLING ON THE ENLIGHTENED ONES FROM AFAR

Calling On Enlightened Ones From Afar We all need inspiration from someone or something that we consider more profound than ourselves. It is psychological, but also inspiring, and is something to aim for. This sense of deep appreciation or devotion … Continue reading

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SOMETHING REALISED IS SOMETHING DESTROYED

Something Realised Is Something Destroyed Knowingness destroys ignorance. Confidence destroys doubt. Inner peace destroys agitation. When we have knowingness, confidence, and inner peace, we value these. This deepens our appreciation for the transmission of these qualities. Those transmissions come from … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES, THE WORDS RUN OUT

Sometimes, The Words Run Out Some feelings or experiences cannot be expressed in words There is a longing within us all for clarity, unity and love. We can either sit in silence and rest in these qualities, or use sound … Continue reading

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MY ROOT TEACHER

My Root Teacher is Tsoknyi Rinpoche Without his intelligent commentaries on wisdom, I would not know the essence of awareness, for which I am deeply grateful. Practice is having compassion for and letting go of anything that obscures the recognition … Continue reading

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THE PLANET OF SLEEPING BUDDHAS

The Planet Of Sleeping Buddhas If we want to wake up, we have to follow in the footsteps of those that have awoken. This is the purpose of devotion/inspiration. However, we need the right motivation. This is the purpose of … Continue reading

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CLEANING THE BUDDHA IN THE MUD

Cleaning The Buddha In The Mud Each one of us has a perfect Buddha nature. However, each one of us in the six realms is stained by negative thoughts, afflicting emotions and bad deeds. These stains are like ‘mud’ clinging … Continue reading

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VALUING PAST MASTERS

Valuing Past Masters On our spiritual journey, we need as much help as we can get. We also shouldn’t underestimate the power of the psychological effects of inspiration and aspiration. This needn’t be elaborate: we merely open our minds up … Continue reading

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FEAR OF DEVOTION

Fear of devotion.  In some cultures, devotion exists naturally. In others, it doesn’t. We all have this feeling of devotion, but are afraid of it – or rather, we are afraid of our feelings about it. It is a hidden … Continue reading

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TRYING TOO HARD

Trying too hard.  Sometimes we try too hard – I know I do!  We don’t notice we are getting too enthusiastic and a little rigid: we lack a softness. We can be too keen to ‘get it right! This brings … Continue reading

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