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Delight – Great Middle Way

Great Middle Way

11951355_10207559164166015_1503305833807929647_nOvercome your uncertainties

and free yourself from dwelling in sorrow.

If you delight in life,

you will become a guide to those who need you,

revealing the path to many.

―Buddha Shakyamuni

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1st Precept — Great Middle Way

In the Dhammika Sutta, the Buddha says that ‘not to kill’ means three things: You do not do it yourself; you do not get others to do it; and you do not encourage, condone, applaud, aid, and abet when others do it. What more does one need to prove that one cannot observe this precept […]

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More Need, Greater Benefit

Knowledge.

Great Middle Way

meditation-mudraThere is much anxiety and restlessness in most persons today, which are symptoms of agitation. The human mind simply cannot process properly the enormous amounts of sensory input to which it is exposed constantly. Thus, although finding the time and the emotional and physical ‘space’ in which to meditate may be more difficult in the modern world than it was in a rural setting in the past, the need and the benefit are actually greater.

There is an old Buddhist saying that everyone should meditate for ½ hour every day ―except for those who are too busy, who must meditate for at least one full hour.  This is not a clever, flippant remark. There is great wisdom in it, as the busier our lives, the greater the need to meditate.

However, please be gentle and kind to yourself. My Teacher used to say that meditating 7 days per week is optimal…

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5 liars — Zen ; Great Middle Way

greatmiddleway.wordpress.com by Tashi Nyima June 18, 2016 The aggregate of form, the material body, tells me where I am. The aggregate of feeling tells me how I am. The aggregate of cognition tells me what I am. The aggregate of volition tells me why I am. The aggregate of consciousness tells me I am the […]

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Nothing To Do — Great Middle Way

Renunciation has nothing to do with sacrificing. When we talk about renunciation, somehow we get all scared because we think that we have to give up some goodies, something valuable, some important things. But there is nothing that is important; there is nothing that is solidly existing. All that you give up is actually a […]

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Why are things not self and what is your true self? – Lama Shenpen Hookham — Essence of Buddhism

At 4 min 30 sec, Lama Shenpen Hookham clarifies the teaching of anatta (nonself) in Buddhism: Lama Shenpen Hookham – Nonself (Anatta) vs True Self And when we talk about nonself – what is not self – I think it’s a big problem in the way Buddhists talk about “no self” to be honest. I […]

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