What then is satisfaction?

When you were a child you loved and craved ice-cream, chocolate and cake, and thought, “When I grow up, I’ll have all the ice-cream, chocolate and cake I want; then I’ll be happy.” Now you have as much ice-cream, chocolate and cake as you want, but you’re bored. You decide that since this doesn’t make... Continue Reading →

Renunciation mind

Renunciation mind is very simple in a way: we have renunciation mind when we realise that all this is not a big deal. Somebody steps on your toe – what’s the big deal? The more we get used to this notion, the more we have renunciation mind. Renunciation somehow has this connotation of giving something... Continue Reading →

Passing scenery

"The towns and countryside that the traveler sees through a train window do not slow down the train, nor does the train affect them. Neither disturbs the other. This is how you should see the thoughts that pass through your mind when you meditate." Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Arbitrary nature of relationships

Usually we have very strong emotions towards these three groups of people. We are attached to our friends and dear ones, hostile towards enemies and those we dislike or fear, and apathetic towards strangers. To develop equanimity, we contemplate that these three categories are made up by our own mind. It's our mind that discriminates... Continue Reading →

My attachment to appreciation

Once, while I was in retreat, the thought came to me very strongly "I will go to the ends of the earth to seek appreciation!" the thought was so clear and stark, and I saw that in many ways I have done that in my life. Having a glimpse of the depth of my attachment... Continue Reading →

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