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THE TROUBLE WITH AGENCY

In INSIGHTS by James Corrigan4 Comments

Conditions can never cause anything to happen because they are neither an agent nor have agency. Perhaps this surprises you. But think about all the things you thought were going to happen in your life that didn’t, and all the things that did that you never saw coming!

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A DISCONNECTED LIFE

In INSIGHTS by Lyse Lauren3 Comments

We are not only fed a multitude of reasons as to why we need to be fearful but because we believe that what we think we know and what we perceive with our senses is true and real we become entangled. The whole spiral of delusory perceptions spins around relentlessly due to the momentum of these inherently faulty beliefs.

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KARMA: ENTRAPMENT OR LIBERATION

In INSIGHTS by Ira Rechtshaffer1 Comment

Once we separated from our essential nature and created an observer in here, and an observed world out there, we inadvertently created a psychological abyss. Samsara or collective neurosis, is both a symptom of our disconnection from our primordial nature, as well as our confused to search to recover it in all the wrong places.

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ARE WE REALLY SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER – A PERSPECTIVE

In INSIGHTS by Raman Radha17 Comments

Are we really separate from each other? Let us examine this issue. In order to prove that two things are separate two steps will have to be followed. 1. To know and recognize the things in question. 2. To compare the outer and inner qualities of the gross body, its origin and dissolution, quantity, shape, functioning of various outer and inner parts.

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MILAREPA’S SONG TO SHAKYA GUNA

In INSIGHTS by Erik Pema Kunsang0 Comments

If these perceptions and samsara do not exist, then there seem to be no need for practice. If the mind does not exist, then there seems to be no doer. If there is no master, then one does not know how to practice. Please clarify these and also give me the pointing-out instruction to the nature of mind. In response, Jetsün Milarepa sang this song.

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FEAR

In INSIGHTS by Lyse Lauren2 Comments

We have the power to turn our mind to whatever we choose, whenever we choose. This kind of freedom is something that we normally take completely for granted and yet so very much depends upon it and upon the knowing of it.

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LONGCHENPA’S FINAL INSTRUCTION

In INSIGHTS by Erik Pema Kunsang7 Comments

Listen here, you fortunate yogis. At present we have achieved the perfect human body of freedoms and riches. We have met the precious teachings of the greater vehicle. We now have the independence to genuinely apply the sacred dharma, so do not squander your life on pointless things.

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MAGICAL DISPLAYS OF THE SINGLE MIND

In INSIGHTS by Judith Amtzis2 Comments

It was in the early ’90s I first heard of Gedun Chopel. I was immediately fascinated by him and tried to learn all I could about him, especially after I learned that he had spent time in Sri Lanka and actually translated the Dhammapada into Tibetan from Pali, and that his life ended so tragically after the Tibetan government had jailed him.