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Abandon Hope, and Victory is Yours

I’ve written about surrender before. It’s one of those buzzwords that is probably in danger of losing its meaning.  That’s why I love the lojong teaching: “Abandon any hope of fruition.” I am working with Pema Chodron’s book, Always Maintain a Joyful Mind, and in it, she presents 59 slogans and corresponding brief commentaries. Like a deck of angel cards…

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Metaphor is Reality

The ocean of samsara is literal. It’s not a metaphor. The ocean is composed of many water molecules. The water stores information. It stores memory. It stores the memory of all of human existence. It stores the memory of samsara, the cycle of birth old age sickness and death. It reinforces this pattern and this cycle. The cycle is conditioned…

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