“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of that awareness, without engendering other thoughts. Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Continue reading The Lion’s Roar and the Sphere of Infinite Space
The moment is like a moving mirror, reflecting the wildly complex and vast network of causes, as a massive and limitless array of effects.
Like all the springs and streams, all the rivers and rains, all flowing into one pool, from which is born aloft a fountain. A fountain of time, a timeless emergence.
Continue reading Like Infinitely Coursing Water – Limitless Cause and Illimitable Effect
Once upon a time there was a seed, and it had been tossed and turned about in the soil. It was anxious and unhappy, for it was sure there was something it needed to do. It was as if it had forgotten why it was here, and as if the conditions were not quite right for it.
So one lovely day, one gorgeous, auspicious morning, it had a glimpse of the sunshine. It saw something so beautiful, bright, and wonderful that it wished to crack open, unfurl and grow, so that it could once again know that warmth and brightness.
Continue reading Fragile is the Seed on its Way to the Sunshine
The Buddhist Science of the Mind from Wade Davis on Vimeo.
This is a lovely documentary about a Western academic’s encounters with the lamas embodying the Tibetan Buddhist teachings.