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“The vajrayana, or diamond vehicle, is powerful because it is derived from the tranquility and readiness of the hinayana, and the purity and soft heart of the mahayana. When students have developed those qualities, the vajrayana becomes ready to launch its diamond ship into the oceans of those who are ready for it.”
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“ Although at this level the vajrayana could be called a journey, it does not go anywhere and it does not come from anywhere. So the vajrayana is a vehicle that seems to have neither beginning nor end. You can neither reverse it nor proceed further along. The vajrayana is...
“ In the vajrayana, there is an emphasis on upaya, or skillful means. In fact, one of the definitions of vajrayana is that it is composed of teachings based on a particular state of mind or mental approach, in which shunyata and prajna are put together a...
“The vajrayana tells you how to be yourself, but at the same time, it tells you how not to be yourself.”
“ By equilibrium, we mean comprehensive evenness. If there is black, that is not particularly great, nor is white particularly great, nor yellow, nor green. Everything is seen as equal. In terms of the sense perceptions, what you are perceiving is never regarded as being ...
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Ashoka the Great was the ideal Chakravartin ruler, who used Buddhism as a template for just & benevolent governance.
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