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Himalayan foothills, by Matthieu Ricard

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The foothills of the Himalayas seen from the retreat centre of Pema Osel Ling, the ‘Land of the Lotus of Light’, at Namo Buddha in Nepal. (2004)

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Late afternoon in the Himalayas. Seen from Namo Buddha, Nepal. (2006)

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    You might ask: “If the nature of buddhahood is in me, why can’t I perceive it right away?” It is because, like gold hidden in its matrix, that nature is hidden by the tendencies we have accumulated since time immemorial, tendencies that have themselves been created by mental poisons and then reinforced by the actions that those disturbances have produced.
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