Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Vajrayana is Not Ordinary

It is considered criminal to teach vajrayana, or tantric Buddhism, by presenting it as ordinary. Students should first be taught hinayana and mahayana, the earlier teachings, and only then should they be shown the path of vajrayana. There needs to be immense respect for the hinayana practice of meditation, or shamatha-vipashyana, and for the practice … Continue reading

Give an Inch
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Give an Inch

Anytime meditation depends on even the faintest quality of dwelling on something, then something is still not quite free. However, somehow freedom arises from or depends on imprisonment. First you have to recognize your fundamental imprisonment. Then, if you cease to imprison yourself, you are truly free. Whenever there is an experience of faint imprisonment, … Continue reading