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September 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Baizhang asked, ‘What is the essential import of the school?’ Mazu said, ‘It’s just the place where you let go of your body and life.’”—from Zen’s Chinese Heritage,...

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“Baizhang asked, ‘What is the essential import of the school?’ Mazu said, ‘It’s just...

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September 20, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Once you recognize your mind’s arguments as thoughts, you can let them dissipate. Be kind to yourself, and give yourself credit even for just remembering to form or return to...

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“Once you recognize your mind’s arguments as thoughts, you can let them dissipate. Be...

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September 19, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“During a dream, if one feels compassion, it is genuine compassion that arises.”—The Dalai Lama, Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying

 

“During a dream, if one feels compassion, it is genuine compassion that arises.”—The...

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September 18, 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 with...

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

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September 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“This mind and body is our household. If this inner household is not in order, no outer household can be in order.” —Ayya Khema, Being Nobody, Going Nowhere

“This mind and body is our household. If this inner household is not in order, no...

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September 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Nothing worthwhile is achieved overnight.” —Bhante Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English

 

“Nothing worthwhile is achieved overnight.” —Bhante Gunaratana, Mindfulness in...

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September 13, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Just as a monkey roaming through a forest grabs hold of one branch, lets that go and grabs another, then lets that go and grabs still another, so too that which is called “...

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“Just as a monkey roaming through a forest grabs hold of one branch, lets that go and...

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