We exist in dependence upon causes and conditions

    Everything exists in dependence upon other things. It’s just the way things are. If we understand it properly, we’ll understand the ultimate way that things exist: their lack of independence.   The first way in which things exist is in dependence...

Regret is not guilt

There are four steps in the psychological process of purifying negative karma. As Lama Yeshe says, “What purification is is the power of your regret, the power of reliance, the power of the remedy, the power of the resolve.” It’s the intensity of your own mind...

What is anger and what isn’t it?

  A perfect question. And the perfect answer, which I heard from a lama, is: “Anger is the response when attachment doesn’t get what it wants.” But what is it not?   Anger is not physical. Anger is part of our mind, and our mind is not physical. It...