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If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself.
Nikita Gill
If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others, then you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself. Nikita Gill
It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates. Nisargadatta Maharaj
If you are attached to this life, you are not a practitioner. If you are attached to samsaric existence, you have no renunciation. If you are attached to selfish aims, you have no bodhicitta. If you have any attachment at all, you do not have the view.
Manjushri
If you are attached to this life, you are not a practitioner. If you are attached to samsaric existence, you have no renunciation. If you are attached to selfish aims, you have no bodhicitta. If you have any attachment at all, you do not have the view. Manjushri
The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble.
Sogyal Rinpoche
The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble. Sogyal Rinpoche
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Jack Kornfield
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. Jack Kornfield
The search for myself had haunted me all my life and suddenly it hit me: 'There is no self to realise. What the hell have I been doing all this time?' You see, that hits you like lightning. Once that hits you, the whole mechanism of the body that is controlled by the idea of a self is shattered. What is left is the tremendous living organism with an intelligence of its own. What you are left with is the pulse, the beat and the throb of life.
U.G. Krishnamurti
The search for myself had haunted me all my life and suddenly it hit me: 'There is no self to realise. What the hell have I been doing all this time?' You see, that hits you like lightning. Once that hits you, the whole mechanism of the body that is controlled by the idea of a self is shattered. What is left is the tremendous living organism with an intelligence of its own. What you are left with is the pulse, the beat and the throb of life. U.G. Krishnamurti
Only two more weeks until the January retreat.
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I’m looking forward to seeing those that are joining me.
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A week of stillness, fasting and deep rest; a moment to pause, reflect, heal and redefine our existence.
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I’ll be live steaming some classes for everyone on instagram.
Only two more weeks until the January retreat. 🍃 I’m looking forward to seeing those that are joining me. 🍃 A week of stillness, fasting and deep rest; a moment to pause, reflect, heal and redefine our existence. 🍃 I’ll be live steaming some classes for everyone on instagram.
I have searched everywhere to find an answer to my question, 'Is there enlightenment?' but have never questioned the search itself. Because I have assumed that goal of enlightenment exists, I have had to search. It is the search itself which has been choking me and keeping me out of my natural state. There is no such thing as spiritual or psychological enlightenment because there is no such thing as spirit or psyche at all. I have been a damn fool all my life, searching for something which does not exist. My search is at an end.
U.G. Krishnamurti
I have searched everywhere to find an answer to my question, 'Is there enlightenment?' but have never questioned the search itself. Because I have assumed that goal of enlightenment exists, I have had to search. It is the search itself which has been choking me and keeping me out of my natural state. There is no such thing as spiritual or psychological enlightenment because there is no such thing as spirit or psyche at all. I have been a damn fool all my life, searching for something which does not exist. My search is at an end. U.G. Krishnamurti
Apparent existence — all phenomena of existence and enlightenment— are the false design of your own mind’s delusion.
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Recognition of primordial awareness is the view.
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To settle in the evenness of the natural state — within the fresh, continual state of unimpeded original awareness, unbound by duality’s fetter — this is meditation.
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To abide within a state of non-action during the ninefold activities of body, speech, and mind and to conform your behavior to the teaching — these are the essential keys of conduct.
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Not searching elsewhere for what is to be attained; to grasp within yourself, the Buddha manifest; your own awareness — this is the spontaneously present sovereign result.
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Know the true nature of view, meditation, conduct, and result, correctly as I have described, and cultivate your experience single-pointedly.
You will definitely reach the unassailable state during this lifetime.
Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshé Dorjé
Apparent existence — all phenomena of existence and enlightenment— are the false design of your own mind’s delusion. 🍃 Recognition of primordial awareness is the view. 🍃 To settle in the evenness of the natural state — within the fresh, continual state of unimpeded original awareness, unbound by duality’s fetter — this is meditation. 🍃 To abide within a state of non-action during the ninefold activities of body, speech, and mind and to conform your behavior to the teaching — these are the essential keys of conduct. 🍃 Not searching elsewhere for what is to be attained; to grasp within yourself, the Buddha manifest; your own awareness — this is the spontaneously present sovereign result. 🍃 Know the true nature of view, meditation, conduct, and result, correctly as I have described, and cultivate your experience single-pointedly. You will definitely reach the unassailable state during this lifetime. Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshé Dorjé
The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu
This profound instruction below was written by Mipham Jampal Dorje in 1906
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When resting in the essence of mind, some feel that what is to be maintained is a simple clarity, a simple awareness, and so they settle in a state of ordinary mental consciousness, thinking, “This is clarity.” Some focus their attention on the awareness of an absorbing sense of emptiness, as though their minds had ‘become’ empty. But, in both cases, there is some clinging to the dualistic experience of an aspect of ordinary mental consciousness.
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When you find yourself in either of these states, look into the innate nature of that subtly fixated attention—the clarity and the one perceiving the clarity, the emptiness and the one perceiving the emptiness—and, by doing so, you will take away the support for the ordinary consciousness that perceives things dualistically. Then, if you can decisively recognize the innate nature of your own mind in all its nakedness—clear and open, without any limit or centre—and a state of lucid clarity arises, that is what is called, ‘the very essence of rigpa.’ With this, as rigpa sheds the covering layer of experiences involving clinging, its pure and pristine wisdom is laid bare.
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This was ‘the instruction for cutting through the web of conditioned existence.’
This profound instruction below was written by Mipham Jampal Dorje in 1906 🍃 When resting in the essence of mind, some feel that what is to be maintained is a simple clarity, a simple awareness, and so they settle in a state of ordinary mental consciousness, thinking, “This is clarity.” Some focus their attention on the awareness of an absorbing sense of emptiness, as though their minds had ‘become’ empty. But, in both cases, there is some clinging to the dualistic experience of an aspect of ordinary mental consciousness. 🍃 When you find yourself in either of these states, look into the innate nature of that subtly fixated attention—the clarity and the one perceiving the clarity, the emptiness and the one perceiving the emptiness—and, by doing so, you will take away the support for the ordinary consciousness that perceives things dualistically. Then, if you can decisively recognize the innate nature of your own mind in all its nakedness—clear and open, without any limit or centre—and a state of lucid clarity arises, that is what is called, ‘the very essence of rigpa.’ With this, as rigpa sheds the covering layer of experiences involving clinging, its pure and pristine wisdom is laid bare. 🍃 This was ‘the instruction for cutting through the web of conditioned existence.’
The Dalai Lama on the Buddhist Understanding of Death
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Question: When people hear of luminosity of clear light that dawns at the moment of death they ask why it is called clear light. What has this got to do with light as we know it?
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Dalai Lama: "I don't think that in the term clear light, ‘light’ should be taken literally. It is sort of metaphoric. This could have its roots in our terminology for mental will. According to Buddhism, all consciousness or all cognitive mental events are said to be of clarity and luminosity. So it is from that point of view that the choice of the term light is used. Clear light is the most subtle level of mind, which can be seen as the basis or the source from which eventual experience or realisation of Buddhahood comes about, therefore it is called clear light. Clear light is a state of mind which becomes fully manifest as a consequence of certain stages of dissolution, where the mind becomes devoid of certain types of obscurations, which are again metaphorically described as sun-like, moonlike and darkness. These three stages of dissolution including the clear light stage are called the four empties. At the final stage of dissolution the mind is totally free of all obscuration. Therefore it is called clear light. Sort of a light. It is also possible to understand the usage of the term clear light in terms of the nature of mind itself. Mind or consciousness is a phenomena which lacks any obstructive quality. It is non-obstructed. It is clear light.
1991 New York City
The Dalai Lama on the Buddhist Understanding of Death 🍃 Question: When people hear of luminosity of clear light that dawns at the moment of death they ask why it is called clear light. What has this got to do with light as we know it? 🍃 Dalai Lama: "I don't think that in the term clear light, ‘light’ should be taken literally. It is sort of metaphoric. This could have its roots in our terminology for mental will. According to Buddhism, all consciousness or all cognitive mental events are said to be of clarity and luminosity. So it is from that point of view that the choice of the term light is used. Clear light is the most subtle level of mind, which can be seen as the basis or the source from which eventual experience or realisation of Buddhahood comes about, therefore it is called clear light. Clear light is a state of mind which becomes fully manifest as a consequence of certain stages of dissolution, where the mind becomes devoid of certain types of obscurations, which are again metaphorically described as sun-like, moonlike and darkness. These three stages of dissolution including the clear light stage are called the four empties. At the final stage of dissolution the mind is totally free of all obscuration. Therefore it is called clear light. Sort of a light. It is also possible to understand the usage of the term clear light in terms of the nature of mind itself. Mind or consciousness is a phenomena which lacks any obstructive quality. It is non-obstructed. It is clear light. 1991 New York City
He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
Nietzsche
He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Nietzsche
Whatever is born is impermanent and is bound to die. Whatever is stored up is impermanent and is bound to run out. Whatever comes together is impermanent and is bound to come apart. Whatever is built is impermanent and is bound to collapse. Whatever rises up is impermanent and is bound to fall down.
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So also, friendship and enmity, fortune and sorrow, good and evil, all the thoughts that run through your mind – everything is impermanent.
Patrul Rinpoche
Whatever is born is impermanent and is bound to die. Whatever is stored up is impermanent and is bound to run out. Whatever comes together is impermanent and is bound to come apart. Whatever is built is impermanent and is bound to collapse. Whatever rises up is impermanent and is bound to fall down. 🍃 So also, friendship and enmity, fortune and sorrow, good and evil, all the thoughts that run through your mind – everything is impermanent. Patrul Rinpoche
What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Eckhart Tolle
What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that. Eckhart Tolle
I’m thrilled to have been invited to teach at Villa La Coste in April and September.
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Villa La Coste is set in the grounds of the world famous art destination Château La Coste.
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This beautiful hotel surrounded with art created by some of world’s leading contemporary artists provides the perfect backdrop for an incredible retreat experience.
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I’ll be joined by my team of @bodhimaya nutrition, yoga and wellness experts and will be creating personalised rejuvenation programmes, teaching classes, giving talks and offering people the opportunity to rest and restore in this beautiful and inspiring location.
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With a fusion of art, wellness and mind, the retreats will take each guest on a transformative journey.
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Dates and details are on the link in my bio.
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Places are limited to fourteen on each retreat.
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Join us.
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Some of my talks during the retreat will be live streamed on Instagram.
I’m thrilled to have been invited to teach at Villa La Coste in April and September. 🍃 Villa La Coste is set in the grounds of the world famous art destination Château La Coste. 🍃 This beautiful hotel surrounded with art created by some of world’s leading contemporary artists provides the perfect backdrop for an incredible retreat experience. 🍃 I’ll be joined by my team of @bodhimaya nutrition, yoga and wellness experts and will be creating personalised rejuvenation programmes, teaching classes, giving talks and offering people the opportunity to rest and restore in this beautiful and inspiring location. 🍃 With a fusion of art, wellness and mind, the retreats will take each guest on a transformative journey. 🍃 Dates and details are on the link in my bio. 🍃 Places are limited to fourteen on each retreat. 🍃 Join us. 🍃 Some of my talks during the retreat will be live streamed on Instagram.
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time - the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time, past and future, the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Eckhart Tolle
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time - the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time, past and future, the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is. Eckhart Tolle