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November 28, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you experience a quiet, peaceful inner state of awareness or wakefulness—a feeling of infinite...

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“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you...

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November 27, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for skillful speech. Speaking skillfully also requires saying what is useful for the listener to hear...

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“The Buddha stated clearly that saying only what is true is not sufficient for...

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November 26, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don’t follow thoughts of “This is a problem, that is a problem!” Without labeling difficulties as problems, leave your mind...

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“Leave the mind in its natural, undisturbed state. Don’t follow thoughts of “This is a...

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November 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well. Disillusionment is, after all, our growing out of illusion and into reality—i.e., how things are...

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“Disillusionment is always painful—but it can be deeply valuable as well....

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November 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting your mind. Stop trying to change things and instead let things be. Make peace, not war,...

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“The most profound and effective way to overcome sloth and torpor is to stop fighting...

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November 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The Four Noble Truths

“The source of our own happiness is within ourselves.”—Geshe Tashi Tsering, The...

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November 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing though a projector. Some of...

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“The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at...

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November 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not by looking for freedom that freedom will be found.”—Charles Genoud, Gesture of...

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“It’s not by gathering causes that an unconditioned result will be reached; it’s not...

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November 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a single one of all these daytime appearances today will appear tonight in my...

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“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up....

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November 15, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all attachments steadfastly, you will naturally become zazen itself. This is the art of zazen. Zazen...

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“If a thought arises, take note of it and then dismiss it. When you forget all...

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