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“Suffering” found in 36 documents
Letter to a Friend
(1) O you, with a nature of good qualities, who’ve become worthy through constructive deeds, please listen to these (verses) in noble meter, which I’ve compiled in short for the sake of (instilling) an intention for the positive force that comes from (following) explanations...
11 Ways to Help Others
There are many ways to help when we meet someone in need.
How to ...
7-Part Bodhichitta: The Lam-rim Basis
Dharma-Lite vs. The Real Thing Dharma I’m very happy to be back here in Seattle once more and to have the opportunity to speak to you about the meditations for developing bodhichitta.I suppose that it would be appropriate to give an introduction. Bodhichitta is something that...
The Seven-Part Cause & Effect Development of Bodhichitta
Achieving Peace through Inner Peace
World peace begins with finding inner peace through warm-hearted relations with others.
According to one explanation, the three types of true sufferings refer to the three types of feelings within the aggregate of feeling levels of happiness (tshor-ba’i phung-po). The suffering of suffering (sdug-bsngal-gyi sdug-bsngal) refers to unhappiness (sdug-bsngal). The...
The Five Aggregates
Anger: Dealing with Disturbing Emotions
By applying methods for developing patience, we can avoid the problems that anger causes.
Dealing with Disturbing Emotions
Close Placement of Mindfulness on Body & True Suffering
The First Aspect of Close Placement of Mindfulness on the Body: The Body as Being Nonstatic, Impermanent We saw in the Mahayana tradition that with the general way of focusing on the body, what we distinguish about it is that it is unclean and impure. We take our body to mind...
Meditation on the 16 Aspects of the 4 Noble Truths
Compassion as a Source of Happiness
Genuine happiness and satisfaction come from within, from compassion and human affection.
Dealing with Our Problems
Letting Down the Walls toward Learning As we discussed yesterday, what we try to do is to feel open to being of help to others – relating to others directly with the walls down. The walls need to be down not only toward people, but also toward learning things. It’s a similar...
Bringing Buddhism Down to Earth
Following Dharma and Avoiding Suffering
The way to avoid suffering is to hold ourselves back from acting out of ignorance, anger or greed.
The Graded Path