Thoughts. Experiences. Inspiration.

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Just a bird

Yes, she might be just a bird but she deserves a happy life and not to suffer too. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

How to really get revenge

When people do not understand you or, for their own agendas, try to bring you down, forgive them and ‘fight’ back by doing even better, with a good motivation. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Kindness without agenda

Just because we are kind, generous and caring to someone does not guarantee they will be the same in return. When they are not, just move on and don’t dwell too much. They don’t have karma to realise more. But you are better for being kind anyways…today, to find loyal, and genuine people is difficult […]

How to generate compassion

Seeing myself in others and others in myself…who could I harm, who could I exploit? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Karma: I saw that

It’s only bad karma or you’re only regretful when people find out? Doesn’t make sense to me either. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines

Even if the instructors of the teachings seem to despise and to ignore those who want their teachings, do not challenge them. Persist tirelessly and respectfully, and diligently seek the teachings. – Lama Tsongkhapa in the Lam Rim Chenmo quoting the Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines

Humility by Chogyam Trungpa

Humility, very simply, is the absence of arrogance. Where there is no arrogance, you relate with your world as an eye-level situation, without one-upmanship. Because of that, there can be a genuine interchange. Nobody is using their message to put anybody else down, and nobody has to come down or up to the other person’s […]

One-off solutions

I don’t believe in simple one-off solutions [in religion], like if you do good, you go to heaven. Because if that’s the case, why are our sufferings so complicated? – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Be brave

If you’re brave enough to be sneaky, if you’re brave enough to lie, if you’re brave enough to steal, if you’re brave enough to be all that – then be brave enough to deal with things when the consequences come back to you – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Some people

Some people use their lives for themselves and pass that wrong way of living to their kids. They make no one happy, not even themselves. But some use their lives to always do things for others…and we like to be around them. They are happy and produce happiness around them. It’s NEVER too late. – […]