Archive du blog pour April 2013

The illusion of the self (end)

For Buddhism, paradoxically, genuine self-confidence is a natural quality of egolessness. To dispel the illusion of the ego is to free oneself from a fundamental vulnerability. Genuine con?dence comes from an awareness of a basic quality of our mind and

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The illusion of the self (continued)

At every moment between birth and death, the body undergoes ceaseless transformations and the mind becomes the theater of countless emotional and conceptual experiences. And yet we assign qualities of permanence, uniqueness, and autonomy to the self. Furthermore, as we

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The illusion of the self

According to Buddhism, our view of the self as a singular, distinct, autonomous and lasting entity is at odds with reality and, therefore becomes a source of frustration and suffering. An exacerbated feeling of self-importance, self-cherishing, and self-centeredness are the

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The Future Doesn’t Hurt…. Yet

Interdependence is a central Buddhist idea that leads to a profound understanding of the nature of reality and to an awareness of universal responsibility, as often pointed out by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Since all beings are interrelated and

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The Fear of Change

We are like birds that have lived too long in a cage to which we return even when we get the chance to ?y away.

We have grown so accustomed to our mental habits that we can barely imagine what

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On the death penalty

In December 2006, Florida governor Jeb Bush temporarily stayed executions because it took twenty minutes for a death row inmate to succumb to a lethal injection that was supposed to kill him in four. He stated that he had acted

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Sources of Inspiration

‟Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.”

Denis Diderot

‟Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed”


‟Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and

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Sects and spirituality

An authentic spiritual path implies making great demands of oneself, but being very tolerant towards others. In most sects, however, people are very demanding of others, but flagrantly contravene the ideals they profess themselves. It only needs one person with

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A few numbers to ponder

The annual budget of the UNICEF (3 billions US dollars) is only half the budget of Paris public transportation system (RATP)

5 billions dollars would suffice to provide education to all the children in the world who do not go

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Parinirvana of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

Yesterday, from 4 am till late in the date, almost 50,000 people filed passed the body-relic (Kudung) of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, in Nepal, to pay hommage to the late MasterimageKudung of Kyabje Trulshik RinpocheimageSitapala Hill and Monastery


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