Thinking
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Thinking

The scriptures say that thinking is not thinking, so do not even think about not having thoughts. There is no thinking about nonconceptualization, or about anything else. The scriptures also say that one should not think “stop thinking!” Do not think in order to clarify the meaning of nonconceptuality. This becomes more and more subtle, … Continue reading

The Gate of Chan
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The Gate of Chan

As a result of unwavering diligence you arrive at the gate of Chan. Before the gate stands a gatekeeper who says, “First you must put down your weapons.” Being determined to pass through the gate, you give it no second thought, so you drop all your defenses. After that the guard says, “Next you must … Continue reading

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Words of Advice from Chatral Rinpoche

The world lost one of its greatest meditation masters and teachers in the past few days, Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, at the age of 103 or 104.  Chatral Rinpoche was a teacher’s teacher — a bridge between the great teachers the 19th and early 20th centuries like Khenpo Ngagchung, Sera Khandro, and Dudjom Rinpoche to … Continue reading