Devotion, Wisdom, Samadhi, and Compassion
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Devotion, Wisdom, Samadhi, and Compassion

Just as a precious jewel, the sky, and water are by nature pure, likewise the tathagatagarbha or dharmadhatu is by nature always free from the defilement of the mental poisons and thus utterly pure. Whereas this is the meaning of the essence, the cause that completely purifies the adventitious defilements consists of devotion towards the … Continue reading

Karma is Complex
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Karma is Complex

The Buddha, radically, interpreted the individual as a compound of many different elements, physical and mental—a psychophysical complex. Therefore our feelings, thoughts, emotions, memories, dispositions; our perceptual capability, our cognitive capacities, and our physical conditions—all are constantly interacting and impacting each other. And agents themselves are also continually interacting with other agents. Logically, then, we … Continue reading

Illusory Appearances
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Illusory Appearances

While dreaming, all kinds of things may come to mind, but these are nothing more than appearances. Likewise, a magician may create a variety of illusory appearances, but they do not exist objectively. Likewise, oneself, others, the cycle of existence, and liberation—in short, all entities—exist merely by the power of mind and convention. From Transcendent … Continue reading