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At least until you die

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 If we continue to practice this way over the months and years, we will feel our hearts and minds grow bigger. When people ask me how long this will take, I say, ‘At least until you die.


– Pema Chödron

from the book “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times”
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ISBN: 978-1590302651 – http://amzn.to/15MIekU

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Why do Buddhists believe in reincarnation when Buddha thought that people didn’t have souls? How can reincarnation work without immortal souls?

Anatta

Why do Buddhists believe in reincarnation when Buddha thought that people didn’t have souls? How can reincarnation work without immortal souls?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: the term anattā (Pali) or anātman (Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of “non-self”, that there is no unchanging, permanent self, soul or essence in living beings.[1][2] It is one of the seven beneficial perceptions in Buddhism,[3] and along with Dukkha (suffering) and Anicca (impermanence), it is one of three Right Understandings about the three marks of existence.[1][4]

The Buddhist concept of Anattā or Anātman is one of the fundamental differences between Buddhism and Hinduism, with the latter asserting that Atman (self, soul) exists.


Whatever occurs is part of the learning process

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This aspect of taking refuge is particularly applicable in America, where it is quite fashionable to blame everything on others and to feel that all kinds of elements in one’s relationships or surroundings are unhealthy or polluted.

We react with resentment.

But once we begin to do that, there is no way. The world becomes divided into two sections: sacred and profane, or that which is good and proper and that which is regarded as a bad job or a necessary evil. Taking refuge in the Dharma, taking passionless approach, means that all life is regarded as a fertile situation and a learning situation, always.

Whatever occurs—is part of the learning process. So there is nothing to blame; everything is the path, everything is Dharma.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
~ The Heart of the Buddha


Where’s the master?

When the student is ready, the master appears.

Buddhist proverb


Warriors of light are not perfect

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“Warriors of light are not perfect.
Their beauty lies in accepting this fact
and still desiring to grow and to learn.”

~ Paulo Coelho

Source: Warriors of light are not perfect. | Purplerays