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How do you love those who are cruel to you?333

June 1, 2015

First of all, there are countless quotations from great masters, like Shantideva and so on. …


Why do we fear our greater abilities?333

May 27, 2015

We fear our greater abilities due to a lack of experience. If we know how to channel our abilities then we will never fear. But if we don’t know how to handle them, then of course we fear them all …


What is a Good Practice to Start With for People Who are New to Tibetan Buddhism?333

April 28, 2015

Traditionally, when you begin Tibetan Buddhist practice, you take refuge in the Three Jewels, and start with the preliminary practices. But personally, I feel that if one is truly starting from step one, you must first have this attitude: ‘I …


Questions about practice333

January 30, 2015

Here are questions and answers about practice. …


What is the Purpose of Taking the Sojong Vows on Buddha Purnima?333

May 19, 2014

Buddha Purnima is an auspicious day. A precious day. A day that all of us celebrate – all of us as students of Buddha Shakyamuni. While the date of Buddha Purnima varies with different traditions, as Buddhists we all agree …


Is it True that Buddhists don’t Believe in God?333

April 29, 2014

It is a very interesting and important question, and a simple yes/no answer would not suffice. Therefore, a little elaboration is required.…


What is Stopping Me from Realizing My True Nature, the Buddha Nature?333

February 27, 2014

Perhaps it is a lack of a sense of adventure that is holding us back from realizing our true nature. It is easy to get used to the mundane life, the daily routines. As a result, we don’t want to …


How a True Buddhist Can Lead a Normal, Non-Monastic Life?333

January 17, 2014

The poem ‘Letter to a Friend’ by Nagarjuna beautifully sets out some basic guidelines for a non-ordained person to live their life.…


What is the Best Practice to Work with Speech? How to Make it Become Buddha Speech?333

December 20, 2013

I think a simple answer would be that any speech that comes from a kind heart (in the unemotional sense) would help make it more like Buddha speech.…


What is the Pure View?333

November 19, 2013

My question is about pure view and the ability to discriminate. If one practices pure view of everyone, would it inhibit our ability to judge people and matters and function in daily life?…



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