In the beginning I took the teacher as the teacher

..In the beginning I took the teacher as the teacher, ..ในตอนแรเรามองครูเป็นครู ..In the middle I took the scriptures as the teacher, ..ตอนกลางเราใช้พระคัมภีร์เป็นครู ..In the end I took my own mind as the teacher. ..ในท้ายสุดเราใช้จิตเจ้าของเป็น ครูสิ – Shabkar from the book “The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin”

The practice of Dhamma is not dependent on being a monk, a novice or a layperson.

The practice of Dhamma is not dependent on being a monk, a novice or a layperson; it depends on straightening out your understanding. If our understanding is correct, we arrive at peace. Whether you are ordained or not it’s the same, every person has the chance to practice Dhamma, to contemplate it. We all contemplate …

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Conceiving of your body as a servant

Conceiving of your body as a servant or a thing to ferry you about, Don’t allow it to rest in idleness for even just a single moment; Use it well, spurring on your entire body, speech and mind to virtue. – Chatral Rinpoche from the book “Compassionate Action”

Conquering ourselves

We have limited time in our life, therefore we should try to teach ourselves, not to teach others. We should conquer ourselves, rather than conquer others. Whether coming or going, standing, sitting or lying down, our mind should be focused in this way. If we practise like this and develop mindfulness continuously, wisdom arises quickly …

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Meditate to prepare for death

One of the main reasons we practice the Dharma is to prepare ourselves for certain death. For some, it is the only reason they practice – but that reason alone will make their Dharma practice worthwhile. These days various aspects of the Dharma, like mindfulness, are becoming more and more popular, but rarely as a …

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True happiness is based on peace.

“Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” Thich Nhat Hanh