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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.

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THE SUNLIT SKY OF TULKU URGYEN RINPOCHE

In INSIGHTS by Erik Pema Kunsang5 Comments

What is the difference between an enlightenment experience and enlightenment? When after intensive meditation, or unexpectedly, you experience a totally naked state of mind, how do you proceed? What is real progress and what is its main catalyst? You will find the answers to all these questions in the following teachings by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

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SHINING A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

In INSIGHTS by Ira Rechtshaffer3 Comments

The shadow holds the wounded and broken parts of ourselves, the failed ideals, the fateful consequences of poor choices. It is the inferior, unprocessed, or undeveloped aspects of our personality that our social mask hides.

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30 PIECES OF USELESS REMARKS

In INSIGHTS by Jacek Dziubiński2 Comments

1. The fastest route to uniqueness: do not strive to be original, don’t be afraid to be dull and uninteresting. You must have the courage to choose your fate despite the whole world, despite the mainstream and intellectual fads.