Extracts

Who is Je Tsongkhapa?

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 2:03am

Je Rinpoche is the emanation of Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani and also an emanation of Maitreya Buddha, altogether in one being…

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What Would You Do to Your Enemy?

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:54am

The great Atisha who was such an enlightened Being, had one monk in Nalanda who hated him. He was an [...]

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Must Buddhists Be Soft-Spoken?

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:47am

Some people, their words are very rough. However, because their words are true, they are kind and will benefit others. [...]

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Self-Cherishing Mind – People Can Feel It

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:36am

When the self-cherishing mind has decreased, everyone can feel it. Why? Because people with a self-cherishing mind are common…

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What is the Sign of Someone Motivated by Bodhicitta?

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:30am

When we transform our minds motivated by bodhicitta, what will happen is our motivation is always spontaneous, to benefit others…

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Liberating Animals Part 2 – What’s the Difference Between Shakyamuni Eating Meat Versus Me Eating Meat

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:23am

People say Shakyamuni ate meat, so if Shakyamuni eats meat, it means we can eat meat. But Shakyamuni did a [...]

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Liberating Animals Part 1 – First Step to Developing Compassion

Saturday, 17/4/2010 - 1:11am

I am very, very fond of all types of animals. I don’t like them to be hurt or abused, or [...]

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Do Something So You Don’t Regret Later

Saturday, 10/4/2010 - 9:28pm

You know what? Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE. If you try, you have a chance to make [...]

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Part 3 – Importance to Go for Dharma Teachings

Thursday, 8/4/2010 - 1:05pm

We can cut away laziness. We can gain enthusiasm that grows and grows and grows, and this enthusiasm infects everybody [...]

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Part 2 – Importance to Go for Dharma Teachings

Wednesday, 24/3/2010 - 7:17pm

When Lati Rinpoche gave teachings, Sharpa Choje still attended his talks. Lati Rinpoche is Sharpa Choje’s guru but lower in [...]

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Part 1 – Importance to Go for Dharma Teachings

Wednesday, 24/3/2010 - 7:09pm

In the entire eastern direction there is no one who has greater knowledge than him, Sharpa Choje. There is no [...]

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Part 1: Transforming our minds – what should increase and decrease

Wednesday, 13/1/2010 - 9:21pm

Once you take refuge in dharma and you learn the dharma for more than 1 year – you should see [...]

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Listening to audio tapes VERSUS listening to a spiritual teacher

Tuesday, 12/1/2010 - 9:13pm

The reason we value our teacher, the reason we value the lama or the guru or spiritual mentor or whatever [...]

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Dharma Talk: Holy Event

Monday, 11/1/2010 - 5:27pm

“I will focus, I will concentrate, I will let go of my anger, my hatred, my sleepiness, my laziness, my [...]

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Peace begins with us bringing Dharma Home

Tuesday, 10/11/2009 - 2:08pm

Every time someone gives you a cup of tea, and you expect it, you collect the karma and you re-habituate [...]

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Children’s role in Dharma

Tuesday, 10/11/2009 - 1:47pm

Stop looking at your parents’ few flaws or thinking that your expectations were not fulfilled. That is a result of [...]

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Relationship between men and women in Buddhism – Part 2

Friday, 16/10/2009 - 4:29pm

What are you saving your money for? What are you keeping it for? Even Tutankhamun couldn’t take any of the [...]

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Relationship between men and women in Buddhism – Part 1

Friday, 16/10/2009 - 4:20pm

All women are dakinis and we should treat them like that. In Buddhism, women are considered the pillar of the [...]

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Practise What Your Guru Tells You – Part 3

Wednesday, 14/10/2009 - 4:25pm

The cook’s contribution to Tibet was to take care of Atisha and to make sure Atisha was well-fed, had tea, [...]

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Practise What Your Guru Tells You – Part 2

Thursday, 24/9/2009 - 12:48pm

Atisha gave many, many teachings to Dromtonpa. There was also another student who was a cook and the cook…you can [...]

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Practise What Your Guru Tells You – Part 1

Saturday, 19/9/2009 - 1:02am

Every single Dharma teaching you have, every Dharma center you have gone to, every Dharma teacher that you have invited [...]

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No Choice – Nothing Lasts

Saturday, 12/9/2009 - 8:06pm

People who are attached to praise, and whose happiness arises from praise, will find that their happiness is fleeting. This [...]

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Power of Patience and Generosity

Monday, 7/9/2009 - 12:49pm

All sentient beings, everyone around you, enemies, friends, neutral people are very important because your Enlightenment depends on them. It [...]

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Listening to the Dharma but nothing goes in. Why is this happening? – Part 2

Wednesday, 26/8/2009 - 11:41am

No matter how much wisdom we have, no matter how much understanding we have, no matter how intelligent we are, [...]

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Listening to the Dharma but nothing goes in. Why is this happening? – Part 1

Wednesday, 26/8/2009 - 11:34am

If we complain that people are against us and we have a lot of complaints about why things in our [...]

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Dharma centre’s growth depends on our individual growth

Thursday, 13/8/2009 - 4:56pm

The purpose of suffering, fighting, working, getting tired, pushing, putting our effort and exerting ourselves in a Dharma centre is [...]

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Guru Devotion: First step towards total freedom

Thursday, 13/8/2009 - 4:25pm

When we submit to the Guru, it is not to lose our freedom; it is to gain full freedom…We submit [...]

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Guru Devotion: Leads to your inner Guru, your natural state of mind

Thursday, 13/8/2009 - 4:21pm

If we need to be told the same thing again and again, it reflects our selfishness. If these people choose [...]

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Real Guru will push our buttons for us to see our own minds

Thursday, 6/8/2009 - 2:58pm

A Guru is not someone who is supposed to be kind, nice, gentle, easy and all smiling to us. That [...]

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Looking at where we will be with self-cherishing mind as our friend

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 5:23pm

We want to be skinny, but we don’t control eating…We want respect but we run away when it gets tough…We [...]

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Real Dharma Practice Starts When Your Daily Prayer Session Ends

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 5:20pm

Our sadhanas are not the real Dharma practice. The time out of our sadhanas is our real Dharma practice because [...]

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Doing virtuous deeds are hard because we’re not used to it

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 5:18pm

Doing something virtuous is hard because we are not used to it. It is not because it is not in [...]

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Grasping stops people from growing spiritually

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 5:16pm

People make excuses; they say such things as, “Dharma is very hard; it’s very hard to be this way or [...]

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Penetrative, Powerful Speech Which Changes People’s Lives

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 5:15pm

It is through speech that we can create wars. It is through speech, we can create peace.

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Seeing the Buddhas through practice via our Guru

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:32pm

In our present pitiful state, where we cannot see the Buddhas, nor receive their teachings and hear from them, who [...]

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Do we need a Guru to be enlightened?

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:29pm

If books were enough, then the Buddha would have emanated as books and he would never have spoken a single [...]

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Finding Divinity

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:28pm

The Divine is improvement within ourselves, opening up, developing more awareness and relieving other people of their suffering…

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Is self-gratification bad?

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:26pm

People in every country around the world have their own little hang-ups about what is important; and individually, everyone has [...]

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Self-gratification at the expense of everything

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:24pm

For our self-gratification, body-speech-and-mind-gratification, we will go all the way, we will exhaust ourselves, we can stay on for hours [...]

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How to check if you have divinity in you

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:22pm

hroughout time, people have had the mistaken view that if they pray or do rituals – such as bathing the [...]

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Prayer is to become divine

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:20pm

The bottom line is to hook up to and make a connection to something that is above the ordinary, beyond [...]

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Never, never, never say you cannot

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:19pm

Never, never, never say you cannot change. All of us have our own insecurities that we hide from or that [...]

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Blessings: From who can I get blessings?

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:16pm

Who can give blessings? People who practise great compassion, forgiveness and love.

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Blessings: Changes your direction in life

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 4:10pm

A blessing is when something brings positive energy into your life and changes your direction into something positive for you, [...]

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Understanding what commitment is

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 3:22pm

How strong our commitment is, is how much we want it. How much we want it depends on us realising [...]

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Spiritual practice as a reflection towards attitude in life

Thursday, 30/7/2009 - 3:11pm

We spend a lot of time explaining ourselves and focusing on very small things. We cannot do bigger things because [...]

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