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Jewel Heart International Blog

Welcome to Jewel Heart's blog, wisdom from Gelek Rimpoche's teachings, and periodic updates on what's happening in the Jewel Heart International community.

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The Company You Keep

We have a teaching in Tibet. “The influence of friends is so powerful.” Honestly. I don’t remember very clearly now. But there were two guys from one village. One of them was a very nice guy and didn’t eat meat and didn’t drink alcohol. The other guy was a little loose, ate meat. That’s very…
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Wisdom Takes Effort

Last time I talked about not having attachment and not having hatred. We are sort of real experts on obsession and hatred. We have tremendous experience with hatred, especially after 9-11. It’s hatred along with fear and confusion and then all these terrible things happened for the last decade or so in our life. All…
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Love Seeks Joy, Compassion Removal of Suffering

Using the bodhimind as the motivation is very, very profitable, so much so that accumulation of good karma is done by itself, automatically, without putting so much effort in – or any effort at all. The purification is also done by itself, without putting efforts in. When you read through the first chapter of the…
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The Twenty-One Praises of Tara

Let me very briefly remind you of the recommended motivation: “For the benefit of all sentient beings, I would like to attain the state of a buddha, for which I would like to learn about Tara, the mother of all Buddhas, and practice and help myself and all other beings.” With this motivation, do kindly…
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Bodhisattvas – The Most Intelligent Selfish People

Last Sunday, I emphasized motivation. Motivation is the one that makes a huge difference. It is also an easy way to do things right. Buddha was asked by one of the kings of his time in India, “How can I remain King and yet be a great spiritual person, and also very helpful to everybody…
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