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Happiness Cannot Be Pursued

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda For over 200 years “the pursuit of happiness” has been thought of as a self-evident truth and human … Continue reading

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Buddhist View of Interdependence – Alan Watts

“The Buddhist principle that “form is void” does not mean that there are no forms. It means that forms are inseparable from their context- that the form of a figure is also the form of its background, that the form … Continue reading

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~ Wisdom of the Dhammavadaka ~

“Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing … Continue reading

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The Five Principles of Realization and Liberation

The following are excerpts from an essay written by Dzogchen teacher Jackson Peterson, author of The Natural Bliss of Being.  Jackson hosts the discussion group Transparent Being on Facebook. His full essay can be read here. “The first principle is becoming aware of our … Continue reading

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The Four Qualities of Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and … Continue reading

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The Way of Zen – Wisdom, Compassion & Mindfulness

“Smile, breathe and go slowly. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Much has been written about Zen, but there are 3 essentials that are especially important. These insights … Continue reading

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