Thoughtful quote for the day

If we are still wondering how to awaken, I suggest that we meditate now and then and focus on the following question: “What is holding me back from realizing my true nature, my Buddha Nature?” This is a very powerful inquiry. I am sharing this based on my own meditation practice. This is one of my favorite meditations because it always takes me to the place where I cannot blame anybody or anything for my lack of awakening.

–from No Self, No Problem by Anam Thubten, courtesy of the Snow Lion Dharma Quote mailing list

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About padmarosa

K.S. Zangmo is the Dharma name of a writer, singer, library worker, Adept of the New Hermetics, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, keeper of two cockatiels, wife, and stepmother, all of whom are the same person.
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2 Responses to Thoughtful quote for the day

  1. contoveros says:

    I am the only thing that is holding me back from my true Buddha nature.

    Now, how the hell do I get rid of the “I?”

    And would the “me” be easier to work Buddha into the mix?

    michael j

    • padmarosa says:

      I’m afraid the answer to your question is… all of Buddhism. As I understand it, Buddhism is a set of tools for dismantling identification with the “I”, the limited ego, and replacing it with identification with the Buddha nature.

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