A glimpse at providing a favorable environment for the open heart.
In truth, devotion, compassion and intelligence should come about naturally, but their natural arising is a bit difficult at the beginning. The Dzogchen texts mentions that on the ‘exterior,’ we should maintain a training in rigpa that is uncontrived, while on the ‘interior’ we sometimes start a session with a fabricated meditation. Whatever the case … READ MORE
We all like peace; there is not even a single person who doesn’t like peace. But if we do not integrate it with the wisdom aspect, we will be unable to purify the defilements in our minds and completely remove the obscurations. Therefore, all we will achieve is a mere state of peace in which … READ MORE
So what is it that prevents a person, a practitioner on the spiritual path, from proceeding? It is selfishness, the self-cherishing attitude. We have to be careful about this point. Many people do their practice. They’ve been practicing for years. They’ve done many retreats, and it’s quite likely that they have achieved a state of … READ MORE
Someone may relate to Dharma merely as a kind of remedy to be used when confused or upset. This, of course, is not the real purpose of spiritual practice. In this kind of situation, you do some practice until you have settled down, and then you set it aside and forget all about it. The … READ MORE
Please listen to the teachings having generated the altruistic mind of bodhicitta: the wish to attain full enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. Now we are at the stage of the path. There are two aspects to the path: absolute bodhicitta and relative bodhicitta. Within relative bodhicitta there are the two aspects of … READ MORE