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SLAPPING IS A SMALL KILLING

In INNER KNOWLEDGE by Erik Pema Kunsang6 Comments

Holy anger is a mixture of taking pride in being violent, a distorted version of the brave heart, which intoxicate and entices us to feel: my wrath is just, I’m rightfully allowed, I just have to put things straight, by blowing up, losing my temper, and telling the awful truth, about how wrong you are.

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A GIFT TO THE WORLD

In TRAINING by Scott Tusa3 Comments

Sitting with the unknown may arouse a variety of experiences. fear and anxiety. Excitement and adventure. It may even evoke a sense of awe, halting our running mind. Whatever the reaction there is one thing for sure, our life is pervaded by it. It lies beneath our thin facade of control.

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FRIENDLY EARS

In TRAINING by Erik Pema Kunsang0 Comments

Listen to your favorite piece of music. It is not your ears that hear, but your consciousness. Usually we think that we hear better by concentrating and focusing, but it is only apparently true. We hear much better by staying unoccupied.

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THE BUDDHA IN OUR MIND

In TRAINING by Erik Pema Kunsang2 Comments

Today, on a very special day, I want to share for the first time in English, some words from a real saint and true of master of freedom. Just thinking of him brings tears to my eyes and my heart aches to realize the awakened state completely. His name was Adeu Rinpoche.

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UNCOVERING HUMANITY

In INNER KNOWLEDGE by Erik Pema Kunsang2 Comments

Spiritual means more open-minded, sensitive and intelligent. It means combining heart and mind by being willing to allow natural intelligence to coexist with sincerity and honesty. Being this way, we appreciate people’s noble heart and good qualities.

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LAUGHING AT THE EGO

In INSIGHTS by Svend Trier0 Comments

We may start clinging to certain meditative states or experiences, and may believe that we are very good meditators, or close to enlightenment. However, the moment we begin to see and recognize these patterns, it is actually quite funny. We can have a good laugh at ourselves and our habitual tendencies.

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PEACE OF MIND

In TRAINING by Erik Pema Kunsang0 Comments

We can test this out at our own pace, that lowering defenses opens up to acknowledging the deeper and more basic strength of this insight: that spaciousness cannot be hurt.