Quote of the Week | Because We Don’t Recognize Buddha-nature

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Dharma Quote of the Week
November 12, 2012


Because we don’t recognize our essential nature—we don’t realize that although appearances arise unceasingly, nothing is really there—we invest with solidity and reality the seeming truth of self, other, and actions between self and others. This intellectual obscuration gives rise to attachment and aversion, followed by actions and reactions that create karma, solidify into habit, and perpetuate the cycles of suffering. This entire process needs to be purified.

—Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Of Interest to Readers

This week we honor the parinirvana of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.


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In the Presence of Masters: Wisdom from 30 Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Teachers, edited by Reginald A. Ray, page 118.

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