The Ego is a Brussels Sprout
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

The Ego is a Brussels Sprout

The key point of the mahayana approach is the commitment to dedicate yourself to helping other sentient beings. Building yourself up or perpetuating your own existence is regarded as neurosis. Instead of building yourself up, you should continue with your pursuit of helping others. Instead of being selfish, you should empty yourself. The basic definition … Continue reading

Pure Perception and Devotion
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Pure Perception and Devotion

Respect and develop pure perception and devotion toward Those who are practicing Dharma as the noble sangha. If you see faults in others, think that they’re the reflections of your own      delusions. If you see good qualities in others, meditate on rejoicing over them. Disclose and expel your own faults. Generate virtuous qualities and act with … Continue reading

Luminous Buddha-Nature
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Luminous Buddha-Nature

Who knows the true nature of things? The actual knower—the empty, cognizant aspect of mind—is the primordial Buddha, Samantabhadra, the personification of one’s own rigpa. Rigpa, the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, is very, very important. It is the clear light, luminous buddha-nature, that which knows. Innate awareness-wisdom, rigpa, is functioning through us even now, if we … Continue reading