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The Ultimate Refuge

"Awakening the Buddha within" p. 81
"Knowing truth is Buddha; expressing truth is Dharma; embodying truth and living truly is Sangha."

The Dharma of Realization

"Awakening the Buddha within" p. 75
"Tibetan masters say that we are exceedingly fortunate because our human existence makes it possible for us to develop a genuine Dharma practice. They also that everything that happens in life is part of your path. Thus every moment is an opportunity for awakening; every single experience you have can be assimilated into your spiritual life."

Why go far!

I don't need to go far and search for a master. Everybody is my teacher.



p. 71 "In Tibet it is taught that the Dharma has two elements, the Dharma of Transmission or classical teachings and the Dharma of Realization or direct experience."
"The Dharma of Transmission"

Three poisons

Awakening the Buddha within, p.68-70

"...there are three primary reasons for dissatisfaction and unhappiness. These three reasons are called the Three Poisons or Three Fires. These afflictive states of mind are sometimes referred to as negative or conflicting emotions, also known in Sanskrit as kleshas - unhealthy emotions."

Dream insights

I dreamed I and my husband were going to the airport from our flat. The flat looked exactly the same as the one we have now. We checked everything, the cat stuff, the doors, and the lights before the departure. Then we locked the gate, but found out that the light in the living room was still on. I asked him to open the gate and turned off the light. He said we could turn it off from outside and he did and the light went off. I felt strange. Afterwards, we took the bus to the airport. When we arrived at the airport, it was the airport in Germany. I felt strange further.


Several miracles happened yesterday. Perhaps I was influenced by the passages I wrote yesterday. Seeing things differently did help: about Steny, about Kelly, about my husband. Let go and accept what was happening, and then things turned out differently. Amazing, huh! I ought not to be influenced by my thoughts, especially negative thoughts or thoughts from my egoes.

Starting on the Spiritual Path Right Here

Awakening the Buddha within, p.54
"Your life is your path. Your disappointments are part of your path; your joys are your path; your dry cleaning, and your dry cleaner are on your path; ditto your credit card payments. It's not helpful to wait until you have more time for meditation or contemplation, because it may never happen."

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield is a leading spokesman for Buddhism, a popular meditation teacher and author.

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I was a male?

Last night I dreamed myself giving orders to a woman when she was driving. Vividly, I remember myself as a male.

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