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    Healthy relationships ~ 17th Karmapa

    Shifting your concern from your own well-being to include a genuine concern for the other person can transform your relationships, and it can also transform you as a person. You can become a person who provides well-being to others, and who shoulders the burden for others, too. This is a very uncomplicated shift in outlook that can completely reorient your relationships. I think this outlook might yield the healthiest relationships of all.

    – 17th Karmapa

    from the book “The Heart Is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out”
    ISBN: 978-1611800012 - https://amzn.to/13mp0W4

    translated by Ngodup Tsering Burkhar & Damchö Diana Finnegan

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    Like gold hidden in its matrix ~ 4th Shechen Gyaltsab

    You might ask: ‟If the nature of buddhahood is in me, why can’t I perceive it right away?” It is because, like gold hidden in its matrix, that nature is hidden by the tendencies we have accumulated since time immemorial, tendencies that have themselves been created by mental poisons and then reinforced by the actions that those disturbances have produced.

    – 4th Shechen Gyaltsab

    quoted in the book “On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters”
    ISBN: 978-1611800395 - https://amzn.to/1dgeYZh

    source: https://bit.ly/2fjflM4

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    Within the world itself ~ Ajahn Chah

    People who suffer will accordingly gain wisdom. If we don’t suffer, we don’t contemplate. If we don’t contemplate, no wisdom is born. Without wisdom, we don’t know. Not knowing, we can’t get free of suffering - that’s just the way it is. Therefore we must train and endure in our practice. When we then reflect on the world, we won’t be afraid like before. It isn’t that the Buddha was enlightened outside of the world but within the world itself.

    – Ajahn Chah

    source: https://bit.ly/2Mqd51S

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