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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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Three Points From Atisha

Actually, Buddhism came first to Tibet in the early 700s, but somehow it got mixed up with magical mystical aspects. It was about how to fly in the air and how to put daggers through rocks and that type of thing. That occupied Tibet for 300 years. So, they really wanted to have something really…
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Don’t Gamble With Your Karma

Avoid all negativities Build all positives Tame your mind This is Buddhism We used to say that we need a bus stop Buddhism. This is it – given by Buddha himself. When we say we need some solid to carry and not waste our life, look at this: Avoid all negativities. We do have tremendous…
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Reflecting on the Disadvantages of Not Having Patience

1) It destroys our virtues. I have discussed this a number of times. I am sure all of you know. The Bodhisattvacharyavatara says: Whatever wholesome deeds, Such as venerating the buddhas, and generosity, that have been amassed over a thousand eons Will all be destroyed in one moment of anger. Tsongkhapa has a long discussion…
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Put Your Learning Into Practice

What are you going to take home today? Compassion, love and the ultimate, unlimited, unconditional love and compassion, which is the bodhimind. It is something we can develop, at least create as an artificial thought. If we entertain that, every day our life will be very worthwhile. That also clears a lot of our obstacles…
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Love Built On Solid Ground

Love has to be built on a very strong, solid ground. Otherwise it becomes attachment and obsession, instead of love. On the one hand we say that it is very difficult to make a distinction between love and attachment. On the other hand there is a huge difference. It is like day and night. Attachment…
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