Monday, 25 April 2011

Refuge

"Refuge – we seek protection from our own conceptual minds: from our compulsion to split reality into dualistic view; from our addiction to conditioned responses rooted in preconception."

Refuge, Ngala Nor’dzin Pamo, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 18 April 2011

What is Buddhism?

"Buddhism is a statement of our intrinsic goodness; and the possibility of discovering that intrinsic goodness. "

Ah, but I was so much older then, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 11 April 2011

The Basis of Compassion

"The basis of compassion is realising that samsara does not work."

Compassion & The Nine Yanas, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 4 April 2011

Neuroses

"The more you disapprove of your own neuroses, the more of a problem they become. The time to disapprove of them is if they are hurting others; and then in the moment. But one does not go into punishing oneself for having them at other times. If one is aware that one has patterns, then one has to say, 'I need to have some awareness while this pattern is performing'"

Compassion, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia