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The Self-Confidence of a Bodhisattva

Hearing about bodhisattvas’ ability to cherish others more than themselves, we may doubt, “If I abandon all self-interest and only cherish others, I will neglect myself and my suffering will increase.” Cherishing others does not mean ignoring our own needs and caring only for others. If we did that, we would fall into a deplorable […]

Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron

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Bad Reputation

The Dalai Lama reflects on praise and blame in his commentary on lines from Longchen Rabjam’s Finding Comfort and Ease in Meditation on the Great Perfection.

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