No Self No Problem by Anam Thubten

By Anam Thubten

"There are many phrases we will use to explain what our real nature is. the best identify in Buddhism for that's 'buddha nature.' The definition of buddha nature is that we're already enlightened. we're ideal as we're. once we become aware of this, we're excellent. after we don't realize this, we're additionally perfect."—from No Self, No Problem

This ebook, in line with fresh talks given in California, displays Anam Thubten Rinpoche's knowing of and perception into the common demanding situations of being human. Deeply proficient within the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism, the writer distills his wisdom into uncomplicated, transparent phrases of knowledge. He avoids jargon, addressing Western thinkers who won't have any wisdom of Buddhism. His directions lower via confusion and glued ideals, getting directly to the guts of our event. With humor and ruthless honesty, he generously stocks his religious insights.

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In fact, every time we fail we should give ourselves a chocolate as a reward. We can reverse the idea of failure and reward. Why not? It’s okay to fail because we have already failed from the very beginning. There is a stage in meditation practice where strong attachment to hope and fear disappears completely. They are replaced by a sense of certainty in ourselves and also in the journey we are on. From that moment on, even when we encounter emergencies, moments of fear, terror, loneliness, or desperation, we will not completely lose our sense of inner serenity.

When we are attached to something we feel that we must have more. We just can’t function without having more of that strawberry ice cream. We remember how delicious it was and also sometimes we use it as a kind of antidepression device. So this can be very challenging. We can have everything. We inner contentment: giving up nothing but attachment 21 don’t have to give up anything and at the same time we can’t get attached to anything. We have to remember that nonattachment is the only path to the great liberation.

This approach is not going to work. This is a form of cheating oneself. Our practice of nonattachment must be a big part of our life rather than a small segment. One of the problems we often encounter is our inability to integrate our spiritual practice with our everyday life. We can practice the path of nonattachment and still live in the real world, without becoming a monk or nun and going to a monastery or convent. In the East many of the enlightened masters were householders. A great Buddhist master, Tilopa, was a fisherman.

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