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Malcolm Smith
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Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, Translator of Tibetan texts
Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, Translator of Tibetan texts

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Basis and result
The difference between the basis and the result is cleaning the tarnish on pure gold or pressing sesame seed for oil.  -- The Clear Dimension Tantra

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Emeralds
Recently I met Bill McGrath, a grad student at UVA, who specializes in the history of Tibetan Medicine. In recalling our conversation about the identification of the gem, vaidurya, I pointed out that in the modern Tibetan Medical tradition, this gem is iden...

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Dharmatā is adorned with vidyā, vidyā is adorned with pristine consciousness [ ye shes ], pristine consciousness is adorned with compassion, also compassion is unceasing. — Garab Dorje from  Illuminating the Meaning of the Mañjuśrī Nāmasaṃgīti

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Lifespans
The life of an embodied person is impermanent, like a dream; nothing is accomplished by a dream. This life is impermanent like a strong river. Falling water does not stay in one place. This life cannot be held, like the wind. A person cannot hold the the wi...

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The Buddhist theory of the causes of illnesses
The Vimalakīrtinirdeśa Sutra states: Mañjuśrī, illness does not exist from the beginning, [384/a] but arises from being activated through improper activities and arises from the affliction of false conceptuality. Ultimately, here there is no phenomena at al...

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Vairocana's Song of Bodhicitta
The Song of the Beneficial Qualities of Bodhicitta Illustrated with Six Similes Bodhicitta is precious; like the sun and moon, giving clear illumination. Bodhicitta is precious; like space, having never existed. Bodhicitta is precious; like Sumeru, never ch...

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Perfect Knowledge...
We all have moments of perfect knowledge, they happen all the time. We need only to recognize them.
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