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In Buddhism, Dharma Teachings, Musings, Tsony, Video by Tsony

#1 The four dharma seals as a transformative tool.

# 2 Like a golden swan in turbulent waters. Consider the precious nature of your human existence, with its freedom and assets.

Boundless Wisdom

Boundless awakening

A golden swan in turbulent waters

Lojong a path to awakening

The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path

#3 As We Breathe

As we Breathe

Karmapa Thaye Dorje

As we breathe, if we say that inhaling is life, then as we inhale we are doing just that.

As we breathe, if we say that exhaling is death, then as we exhale we are doing just that.

But just because exhaling is death, it doesn’t mean that we should stop exhaling.

That act of panic itself would be unnatural.

As we breathe out and let go of life, it comes back.

Death might seem final, but just as there are long inhalations, there are long exhalations, and there is nothing else.

Both the aspects of breathing are interdependent.

They always were.

So there is nothing permanent.

Our natural body and mind knows this without any external input.

That’s how our heroes, the doctors and nurses, and the whole medical establishment, are able to care for all the patients.

Sure, they have fear and panic: they are sane.

But when they find a way to accept reality – which is change – their courage and their love take over their panic and fear, and with only one focus they go with the flow of what’s happening to the patients and do what they can.

So kindly breathe, my dear ones.

Breathe.

Breathe without fear.

You are breathing with me and I am breathing with you.