Translucent Living Teachings
The truth needs no defense
If you are simply stating what you know to be true, the ego is not involved at all, there is no identification.
The more you make your thoughts (beliefs) into your identity, the more cut off you are from the spiritual dimension within yourself.
Relax into not knowing
We can be comfortable enough with not knowing what to do until we really know.
Living from the answer
There is a subtle, and yet powerful difference between working toward a result, and feeling from that result.
No need to attain
Let yourself feel deeply the possibility of really resting in the center of your own being without the idea that there is anything more to get, to do, or to become.
No need to define yourself
Defining yourselves through thought is limiting yourself.
Who we really are is what remains when we relax any attempt to define ourselves.
Giving up labels
The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things, people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality become.
Beyond ego: Your true identity
Becoming free of identification with form. Realizing your true identity as consciousness itself. I Am.
Formless and form-based attention, giving space to be and treating your child as your equal.
No reaction to the ego in others
Complaining and reactivity. Confusing the ego in others with their identity.
Remaining nonreactive to the ego in others.
Recognition of choice at every moment
Every moment we choose to do what we do, and we don’t do anything that isn’t coming out of choice.
Taking responsibility for our feelings
We are each responsible for our own thoughts, feelings, and actions. What others say and do may be the stimulus, but never the cause of our feelings.
The three modalities of awakened doing
The modalities of awakened doing are acceptance, enjoyment, and enthusiasm.
Your Inner purpose
Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concern Being and it is primary. Outer purpose concern doing and it is secondary.
Recognition of the ego, the arising of sanity
In the seeing of who you are not, the reality of who you are emerges by itself.
Shifting from thought to awareness
The shift in identity from being the content of their mind to being the awareness in the background.
The ego and the present moment
The ego could be defined simply in this way: a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment.
The Five Precepts
The Five Precepts (“Sila”) are followed by all the Tibetan Buddhist schools.