An inmate discusses his mistaken notion that renunciation means not caring.
Archive | September, 2004
How things exist dependent on causes and conditions, they appear one way and exist in another way.
How we can grow in our Dharma practice through these courageous mind-training practices. Thinking about what the bodhisattvas had to put up with to help us.
Taking on suffering of others without fear and having no doubt that self-cherishing is the enemy.
Dharma friends, choosing teachers, and keeping Dharma practice alive.
Acquiring a precious human life and yet giving up opportunity to practice Dharma.
Actions and their results. Examining attachment, relying on the Three Jewels, and keeping good ethical discipline.
Disadvantages and effects of self-grasping ignorance, self-cherishing and having insincere motivations when we act.
Cultivate contentment instead of greed, dampen our pride, subdue our self-centeredness. No external thing can harm us like our self-centeredness.
Continuing to look at actions and their results, how to keep the mind focused on Dharma and form meaningful relationships.