Loving-Kindness that is Free from Concepts
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Loving-Kindness that is Free from Concepts

According to Buddhism, all existents abide in loving-kindness free from concepts in their absolute nature. But the understanding and realization of that true nature have been covered over by the webs of our own mental, emotional, and intellectual obscurations. Now, in order to uncover the true nature and its qualities, we must dispel the cover—our … Continue reading

Awareness is like the Light of the New Moon
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Awareness is like the Light of the New Moon

Awareness does not engage with objects of the ordinary mind. It is “self-cognizing primordial wisdom.” This can be illustrated by the “light” of the new moon: a profoundly indwelling luminosity, which does not radiate outward. Therefore, despite the fact that the five primordial wisdoms are spontaneously present in awareness, the latter is without thoughts related … Continue reading

The Only Remedy for Our Afflictions is Training the Mind
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

The Only Remedy for Our Afflictions is Training the Mind

Meditation means learning to control our minds, thereby protecting our minds from domination by delusion and other afflictions. We may think, “Oh, I wish my mind were not dominated by ignorance and other afflictions.” But these afflictions are very powerful and very destructive; they operate despite our wishes. We have to work to develop effective … Continue reading