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

Attachment vs. Loving-kindness
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Attachment vs. Loving-kindness

It is possible to mistake attachment for loving-kindness and compassion. Love and compassion are distinguished from attachment in that they apply equally to your friends and your enemies. Genuine love and compassion make no distinction based on your relationship to the object of compassion. They are the wish that all sentient beings without exception have … Continue reading

Heart of the Victors
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Heart of the Victors

Beginning and end depend on nothing but imagination. Through windlike formation, Karma and afflictions are created. Through these, the skandhas, dhatus, and ayatanas— All dualistically appearing phenomena—are displayed. The one who adopts and rejects these is mistakenness. Through rejecting [mind’s] own appearances, where should they cease? Through adopting [mind’s] own appearances, what should come about? … Continue reading