how wonderful it is that we have been born at a time when the true dharma is still available
THE DHARMA IS A JOURNEY,
A JOURNEY THAT CAN ONLY BE MADE BY REMAINING PERFECTLY STILL.
THE DHARMA IS A WAY OF LIFE AND PRACTICE
THAT ALLOWS MIND AND BODY TO FALL AWAY.
THE DHARMA IS BEYOND RIGHT AND WRONG
BEYOND LIFE AND DEATH
BEYOND FORM AND EMPTINESS.
THE DHARMA IS A PATH TO HAPPINESS,
BUT NOT WORLDLY HAPPINESS.
A TRUE HAPPINESS THAT IS BEYOND THE MATERIAL WORLD OF "I WANT"
YOU DO NOT PRACTICE THE DHARMA TO ATTAIN ANYTHING
THERE IS NOTHING TO ATTAIN
SUCH EMOTIONAL STATES AS COMPASSION AND ANGER DO NOT EXIST OUTSIDE THE DELUDED MIND
WHEN THE OBSCURATIONS FALL AWAY, THAT WHICH WAS ALWAYS THERE WILL REVEAL ITSELF,
THAT WHICH CANNOT DIE BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER BORN.
THE DHARMA IS AN ASCETIC PRACTICE
IT IS NOT FOR THE WORLDLY MINDED.
THERE ARE NO GODS, THERE ARE NO DEMONS,
THERE ARE NO HEAVENS, THERE ARE NO HELLS,
THERE IS NO NIRVANA, THERE IS NO SAMSARA
OUTSIDE YOUR OWN MIND.
how to practice the dharma
To get any benifits from the Buddha Dharma, you must put your whole life into it. Make every action an expression of the Dharma, 24 hours a day.
Find yourself a good teacher, then practice, practice, practice, every minute of the day, awake or asleep.
Then, one day there will be no seperation between you and the Dharma.
What you will experience is that which is prior to even the concept of enlightenment.
DHARMA PRACTICE IS NOT FOR ESCAPISTS!
Dharma practice is not for escapists, dreamers, fantasists or spiritual window shoppers. True Dharma practice is not about happiness or mindfulness It is about finding out who you were before your parents were conceived.
lama's code of dharma conduct
DO NOT CAUSE HARM OR SUFFERING TO ANY LIVING THING
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
VIA THE ACTIONS OF BODY SPEECH OR MIND
MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROTECT ALL LIVING THINGS
ANYTHING THAT BREATHS CAN SUFFER
HUMANS, ANIMALS, PLANTS AND ROCKS ALL BREATH!
PROTECT PEOPLE, PROTECT ANIMALS, PROTECT PLANTS, PROTECT THE PLANET.
THIS IS LIVING DHARMA PRACTICE
love life and life will love you back!
the green young shoots of spring
the deep blue sky of summer
the fallen brown leaves of autumn
the snowy white mountains of winter,
how wonderful it is to flow with them all
these are my monastery
the monastery of a homeless monk.
Lama Ngedon Drime: 11-11-16
sayings, thought and poems
advice for the dharma warrior
ven. lama ngedon drime