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  • Mikko shared from Buddhist Psychology: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3 by Geshe Tashi Tsering
    Why be unhappy about something If it can be remedied? And what is the use of being unhappy about something If it cannot be remedied?
  • Mikko shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    “from true emptiness, the wondrous being appears.”
  • Mikko shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    So to find pleasure in suffering is the only way to accept the truth of transiency.
  • Mikko shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves.
  • Mikko shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    But if you understand the secret of our practice, wherever you go, you yourself are “boss.”
  • Mikko shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    Our practice cannot be perfect, but without being discouraged by this, we should continue it. This is the secret of practice.
  • Mikko shared from Buddhist Psychology: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3 by Geshe Tashi Tsering
    The Buddha said we should test his teachings as a goldsmith tests gold, and many of us would accept no less.
  • Mikko shared from A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
    Shantideva said, “Everyone desires happiness, but out of ignorance, they destroy it as if it were an enemy. Even though they wish to be free from suffering, they chase after it.”
  • Mikko shared from A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
    There once was a king who did not follow the Buddha but whose wife was a very devout Buddhist. One day, they arranged an extravagant ceremony. The husband invited all his important teachers, and the wife asked permission to invite her teacher too. She sent a message to the Buddha inviting him to come to the ceremony or send those of his disciples who would be most beneficial. The Buddha sent his disciple Katyayana. The celebration was arranged magnificently with dance, food, and drink. At the end of the day, the king asked all his ministers and important guests how they had enjoyed the festivities....
  • Mikko shared from The Path of Individual Liberation (volume 1): The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa
    Loneliness is the essence of shravakayana discipline. It is like suddenly being pushed from a centrally heated house onto the top of Mount Everest. There is a sudden chill. Not only is there a sudden chill, but it is also very sharp and penetrating. In fact, it takes your breath away, it is so refreshing.
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