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Adopt Virtue, Discard Non-Virtue (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. # 199)
In Buddha’s Sutra he says: Discard non-virtue that is already generated. Prevent non-virtue not yet generated. Develop virtue that already have generated. Generate virtue not yet generated yet. In order to do these four deeds, have the motivation first. Then try, and then work hard, then hold your mind and then place your mind. Usually there are two...
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Fulfilling Our Goals (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #153)
Looking Back Every new year, I feel like “Gosh, what happened to the last 12 months? What did I do”? I think about what I did last year and then about what I will do for the next 12 months. Sometimes, it is a little uneasy because you are interrogating yourself. My mind has to...
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Enthusiasm and Laziness (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #150)
Enthusiasm and Laziness To get enthusiasm we have to drop laziness. I even have to say it slowly: laaazzineeeess. When we think about laziness what comes to mind? A turtle or a sloth, an animal that moves slowly. But laziness is not about whether you move slowly or quickly. There are three kinds of laziness....
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How To Have Gratitude For All Beings – Including Those Who Harm Us (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #149)
How To Have Gratitude For All Beings – Including Those Who Harm Us  If you like the buddhas, that is called faith. If you like sentient beings, if you care about sentient beings, that is called great compassion. When we practice gratitude to all living beings, surely it is easy to practice for those people...
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Analytical Meditation: Watching Mind, Body & Speech Actions (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #148)
Demo Rinpoche – Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #148 – November 20, 2022 We talk about how to start meditation. We try to retreat from regular thoughts, try to refuse all sorts of different thoughts, and consider that the starting point of meditation.  We hear, “Do meditation, don’t think about anything, just sit on the cushion,...
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