Negative, Positive, Perfection
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Negative, Positive, Perfection

Note that all dualistic concepts and emotions—even positive ones such as caring, compassion, and wishing others well—are accompanied by grasping at “self.” So although positive emotions are good, they still fall short of perfection, which is the primordial wisdom beyond dualistic thinking and emotional sensations. Grasping at positive qualities is nonetheless a stepping-stone to perfection, … Continue reading

Liberation and Nirvana
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Liberation and Nirvana

According to Sthiramati, though samsara has the nature of nirvana, in ordinary beings true reality is obscured by their tendencies of clinging to a self and really existing phenomena. Thus, they do not see emptiness, which actually exists, but they naturally perceive the actually nonexistent phenomena of apprehender and apprehended, just as when mistakenly not … Continue reading

Our Intrinsic Vibrant Emptiness
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Our Intrinsic Vibrant Emptiness

Imagination relies on empty perception. Painting relies on empty planes. Sculpture relies on empty space. Music relies on empty time. Literature relies on empty concepts. If we are to realize the art of freedom, if we are to discover our creative potential, we need to rely on the experience of our intrinsic vibrant emptiness—the beginningless … Continue reading

Venerable Thubten Chodron on Working with Anger
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Venerable Thubten Chodron on Working with Anger

Please enjoy these wonderful videos, in which Venerable Thubten Chodron discusses her inspiration for writing her book, Working with Anger. The book presents a variety of Buddhist methods for subduing and preventing anger not by changing what is happening, but by framing it differently. No matter what our religion, learning to work with our anger is … Continue reading

The Path and Its Results
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The Path and Its Results

Throughout its history, members of the Sakyapa tradition who have been considered masters have been those who brought the aspects of study and practice into a proper balance. Although these masters taught and practiced the various teachings found in both the Mahayana sutras and the tantras of various lineages, the heart of the Sakyapa tradition—that … Continue reading