​Buddhahood resembles an inexhaustible mine of jewels

THE PATH TO BUDHAHOOD Through countless hundreds of ordeals and countless gatherings of virtue, destroying countless obscurations over immeasurable periods of time, transcendent superknowledges (the unmistaken knowledge of all phenomena as suffering, impermanent, empty, and selfless) is attained: unspoiled by any obscuration, it is celebrated as buddhahood, like a casket of jewels thrown open. Having … Continue reading ​Buddhahood resembles an inexhaustible mine of jewels

​Milarepa: Fame is unreal as an echo

I SHALL ALWAYS BE HAPPY AND CONTENTED Realizing that fame is as unreal as an echo, I abandon not the holy way of life, Throwing away all cares, preparations and afflicted calculations. Whatever reputation I may have, I shall always be happy and contented. Realizing that all things are illusion, I cast away the notion … Continue reading ​Milarepa: Fame is unreal as an echo

​True love can only grow through meditation

FEAR NEVER CREATES LOVE When a child is born his first experience is not an experience of love. What a child experiences when he is born is fear. This is natural. The small child was very comfortable in his mother's womb where he had no problems, no worries about earning his living, eating, schooling, worshiping … Continue reading ​True love can only grow through meditation

The Apologia pro Vita Sua of a Sage

ZEAL FOR UNIVERSAL ENLIGHTENMENT That even the  people  of  the  countryside (the illiterate and the semi-literate)  who  do  not know  the  meanings  of  written  characters and who  are  painfully  and  hopelessly  ignorant, may  easily  understand,  I  have (and will) sometimes repeated the same  things  over  and over.  The  educated (the unenlightened scholars) will probably  find … Continue reading The Apologia pro Vita Sua of a Sage