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84,000

“The Buddha taught 84,000 different teachings, but the root of all those teachings, when one finds the essence, is the mind of awakening, bodhichitta. Bodhichitta is the cause of all our happiness. It is love and compassion. No matter who … Continue reading

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Remember, child

“Always remember, child” her first teacher had impressed on her, “that to think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral you down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think … Continue reading

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We should not complain.

“This body, bhikkhus, is perishable, consciousness is of a nature to dissolve, and all objects of clinging are impermanent, suffering and subject to change.” -The Buddha “Impermanence is chosen as a worthy object of meditation in Buddhism because, although we … Continue reading

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Open Eyes, Broken Heart

“Do not close your eyes before suffering. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contacts and visits, images and sounds. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“Rise up and be thankful.” -The Buddha

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Respect Your Mother

“Cut down the forest of desires, not the forest of trees.” -The Buddha

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Subway Dharma

“I teach one thing and one thing only: suffering and the end of suffering,” -The Buddha

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