Salt of suffering

An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.“How does it taste?” the master asked.“Bitter,” said the apprentice.The master chuckled and then asked... Continue Reading →

Completely fed up

"In Tibetan there's this interesting word: ye tang che. The YE part means "totally, completely" and the rest of it means "exhausted." Altogether ye tang che means totally tired out. We might say "totally fed up" It describes an experience of compete hopelessness, of completely giving up hope. This is an important point. This is... Continue Reading →

It’s all right to be you

Don't worry about how your emotions compare to someone else's. You can't tell anyway, because everyone's unique. We're all neurotic in our own ways. What really matters is your own experience and what you think. You have to be honest with yourself. But no matter how difficult your situation seems to you, it's who you... Continue Reading →

One just sits

We might actually question what is the purpose of meditation, what happens next, but actually the idea of meditation is to develop an entirely different way of dealing with things, where you have no purpose at all. One just simply sits without aim, object, purpose, without anything at all. Nothing whatsoever. One just sits. Chogyam... Continue Reading →

Rejoice when you see trash

If we review our life, or even just the past year with honesty, we’ll notice the times when the garbage in our minds has led us to make bad decisions. Alarmed, we may scream, “Woe is me! This is too much to handle!” and then go to the bar, shopping mall, casino, refrigerator, or movies.This... Continue Reading →

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