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Here is an analogy suitable for a layperson. Imagine you are dreaming. In the dream, you don't recognize that your 'real body' is lying on the bed, you genuinely think that you are the dream character. A tiger chases you in the dream. You think the tiger that is chasing you is real. You run from it, it makes you suffer. You ask yourself "Why does life ...


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To walk on and leave (in gratitude, with appreciation and understanding! other wouldn't work), with metta [common people call such defeated, release], doesn't require any relation any more, so why worry about unhealthy relations here? It's of course unhealthy to maintain harmful relations and at least, even pleasing relations are harmful as well so the ...


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It appears that this phrasing in particular is specific to Geshe Langri Tangpa. A google search yields some interesting results, but maybe you have read them. "Giving the Victory to Others" - on Study Buddhism by Berzin Archives "Accepting defeat and offering the victory" by Ven. Thubten Chonyi I think that here, as is often the case, ...


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Another approach would be to peel the onion. The Heart Sutra does this in much greater detail. I am not the body. I am not the senses. I am not the mind. I am not the thoughts. I am not the intellect. I am not the emotions. What am I? Who am I? When all the layers are gone, all that remains is a sense of being that is entirely impersonal. I am not there. ...


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Before we dive into extinguishment, perhaps we can back up a little bit and start with a point of agreement. Westerners do understand and value unselfishness, and that is wonderful. So a conversation about extinguishment might start with unselfishness: AN4.95:1.1: “Mendicants, these four people are found in the world. AN4.95:1.2: What four? AN4.95:1.3: One ...


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It's foremost good to get really adequate to the teachings by oneself, as, for example, the Sublime Buddha taught nobody the extinguishing the self, and teachings are gradually taught as well, good householder. So for now it would be good to, if by oneself allready that firm there, to speak in praise of virtue, of reasonable goodwills benefit and the ...


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Let's say you know someone who is strongly addicted to recreational drugs (like cocaine or heroine) until he cannot live a normal and productive life anymore. He looks disheveled and constantly seeking a state of high, otherwise he would experience withdrawal symptoms. You approach him and say, "would you believe me, if I told you that it's possible to ...


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If I understand your question correctly, you don't need a new or special practice for this; just take a moment and do a light version of regular practice. For instance, you might stop and focus your attention on your breathing for a minute, just watching it come and go without changing it. You don't need to sit on a cushion, find a 'clear' space, or do any ...


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