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Quotes from Gyalwang Karmapa.
The Power of Emotions ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/rma6i  Most people who would like to give up eating meat but have been unable to do so say the reason is because of the flavor and because of habit. Many people say they just like how meat tastes. What keeps them eating meat is craving the taste on their tongues. This is the power that emotions have in the face of our intellect. Because they are enslaved to their emotional craving for meat, many people do not want to give up meat…

The Power of Emotions ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/rma6i Most people who would like to give up eating meat but have been unable to do so say the reason is because of the flavor and because of habit. Many people say they just like how meat tastes. What keeps them eating meat is craving the taste on their tongues. This is the power that emotions have in the face of our intellect. Because they are enslaved to their emotional craving for meat, many people do not want to give up meat…

Returning to that place where you started with  ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/uiyfd  In terms of the nature of mind, the true nature of mind, I don't know what I could say about that. It's just there. Usually we think of the true nature of mind as something really high, and although I haven't done a lot of practice in relation to the true nature of mind, if I speak from my own experience of this, I could say that eventually we will return to what we were bored with in the beginning…

Returning to that place where you started with ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/uiyfd In terms of the nature of mind, the true nature of mind, I don't know what I could say about that. It's just there. Usually we think of the true nature of mind as something really high, and although I haven't done a lot of practice in relation to the true nature of mind, if I speak from my own experience of this, I could say that eventually we will return to what we were bored with in the beginning…

The Greatest Satisfaction ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/qc5ih  Real satisfaction does not come from having an easy life and plenty of money. These days I have a fairly comfortable life, even peace of mind, but that alone does not give me the greatest satisfaction. Real satisfaction comes when I can do something that really helps someone else without any hope of getting something in return, such as fame or a good reputation. The chance to give people something that truly benefits…

The Greatest Satisfaction ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/qc5ih Real satisfaction does not come from having an easy life and plenty of money. These days I have a fairly comfortable life, even peace of mind, but that alone does not give me the greatest satisfaction. Real satisfaction comes when I can do something that really helps someone else without any hope of getting something in return, such as fame or a good reputation. The chance to give people something that truly benefits…

Cultivating compassion and love for oneself ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/f5nig  Returning to the idea of kindness to oneself as an aspect of compassion, one thing about this is that if one attempts to cultivate compassion for others, love for others without having compassion and love for oneself, one will have no basis within oneself for that cultivation. It is a little bit like trying to donate or give money to others when you have no money to give. In order to give, you first…

Cultivating compassion and love for oneself ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/f5nig Returning to the idea of kindness to oneself as an aspect of compassion, one thing about this is that if one attempts to cultivate compassion for others, love for others without having compassion and love for oneself, one will have no basis within oneself for that cultivation. It is a little bit like trying to donate or give money to others when you have no money to give. In order to give, you first…

Making healthy relationships possible ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/wpmg0  It is clear that faults never lie exclusively on one side of a relationship. For this reason, if we are serious about forging relationships that work, we must also recognize our own faulty attitudes, and work on them. When we commit to identifying our own faults and transforming our own mind, then and only then are healthy relationships possible.  – 17th Karmapa  from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing…

Making healthy relationships possible ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/wpmg0 It is clear that faults never lie exclusively on one side of a relationship. For this reason, if we are serious about forging relationships that work, we must also recognize our own faulty attitudes, and work on them. When we commit to identifying our own faults and transforming our own mind, then and only then are healthy relationships possible. – 17th Karmapa from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing…

Being content with what we have ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/t2j1o  Happiness is always there; we do not have to bring it in from the outside, but simply recognize it within and allow ourselves to feel it. For example, we can be content with what we have, whatever it is. If we have a lot, it doesn’t mean we have to get rid of things. We are simply satisfied with what is there, be it large or small. With this contentment comes happiness. So we have to learn how to satisfy ourselves…

Being content with what we have ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/t2j1o Happiness is always there; we do not have to bring it in from the outside, but simply recognize it within and allow ourselves to feel it. For example, we can be content with what we have, whatever it is. If we have a lot, it doesn’t mean we have to get rid of things. We are simply satisfied with what is there, be it large or small. With this contentment comes happiness. So we have to learn how to satisfy ourselves…

Buddhist Logic ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/opj5d  Generally speaking, there are many aspects to Buddhist logic, but the following is the main point; the continuation of material things and the continuation of consciousness are something separate.    Because the continuation of consciousness is understood through the experience and awareness that there is clarity in our mind, it is not something you can actually see, or experiment with from the outside. Because in this century…

Buddhist Logic ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/opj5d Generally speaking, there are many aspects to Buddhist logic, but the following is the main point; the continuation of material things and the continuation of consciousness are something separate. Because the continuation of consciousness is understood through the experience and awareness that there is clarity in our mind, it is not something you can actually see, or experiment with from the outside. Because in this century…

Disconnected from our own noble heart ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/sb5qg  We seem to have lost the sense that we can freely and happily extend ourselves for others. In modeling our social institutions on business principles, we have become very disconnected from our own noble heart.  – 17th Karmapa  from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out" ISBN: 978-1611800012…

Disconnected from our own noble heart ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/sb5qg We seem to have lost the sense that we can freely and happily extend ourselves for others. In modeling our social institutions on business principles, we have become very disconnected from our own noble heart. – 17th Karmapa from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out" ISBN: 978-1611800012…

The Wealth of Contentment ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/e2jrf  Contentment is a wealth that gives the highest satisfaction, and we can gain it simply by mining our own mental resources, and knowing our own mind. We can cultivate the perspective that what we have is enough. We can see that we do not actually need more than we already have, and can be completely satisfied with that.  – 17th Karmapa  from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out" ISBN…

The Wealth of Contentment ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/e2jrf Contentment is a wealth that gives the highest satisfaction, and we can gain it simply by mining our own mental resources, and knowing our own mind. We can cultivate the perspective that what we have is enough. We can see that we do not actually need more than we already have, and can be completely satisfied with that. – 17th Karmapa from the book "The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out" ISBN…

We are our own savior ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/wdg4n  The Buddha Shakyamuni has given us effective methods for working on our minds; however, whether we use them or not depends on us. The Buddha does not sit there and tell us what to do all the time. We are our own savior, our own protector. We should give ourselves the gift of a good future.  – 17th Karmapa  source: http://www.kagyumonlam.org/english/news/Report/Report_20101211.html

We are our own savior ~ 17th Karmapa http://justdharma.com/s/wdg4n The Buddha Shakyamuni has given us effective methods for working on our minds; however, whether we use them or not depends on us. The Buddha does not sit there and tell us what to do all the time. We are our own savior, our own protector. We should give ourselves the gift of a good future. – 17th Karmapa source: http://www.kagyumonlam.org/english/news/Report/Report_20101211.html