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The so-called “I”

To practice dharma, one should understand that the so-called “I,” is in fact the physical and functional appearance of the body (the “self,” consisting of form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness), and it is only an illusory projection of temporary causes and conditions (dualistic functioning between self and phenomena).

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Tonglen Practice of Compassion

Chenrezig

Tonglen is the practice of ‘giving’ or ‘sending’ (tong) happiness and wellbeing and ‘receiving’ or ‘taking’ (len) pain and suffering. It is part of the instructions on ‘mind training’ (Tib. lojong) brought to Tibet by Lord Atisha, and is specifically related to relative bodhichitta. Put very simply, the Tonglen practice […]

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