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 Bodhisattva Path
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

The Bodhisattva Path

Ordinary beings—even those who are kind and compassionate—are primarily motivated by self-interest and work mainly for their own benefit. All of their activities and thoughts are tinged by self-serving motivations and attitudes. Even when they perform acts of kindness, they generally do so expecting praise or personal satisfaction and not because of pure altruism. Bodhisattvas, … Continue reading

Urging of Compassion for Beings Who Have Not Realized it Thus
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Urging of Compassion for Beings Who Have Not Realized it Thus

Silly beings, uninterested in this meaning, There are some who do not have much faith in the dharmachakra of No Mental Activity, the essence-meaning of mahamudra. Here, Mahasiddha Tilopa does not mean all sentient beings in general but rather some who cling to tenet systems—those with attachment to their own system. There are quite a … Continue reading

A Meditation on the Jewel in the Lotus: OṂ MAṆI PADME HŪṂ
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

A Meditation on the Jewel in the Lotus: OṂ MAṆI PADME HŪṂ

The jewel in the lotus is a wonderful metaphor for the essential nature of mind. It integrates two very different approaches, recognizing that there is a worthy role for striving, for engaging in methods, for growth and development; and at the same time recognizing that all these methods are fundamentally designed simply to bring to light … Continue reading