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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

“When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.”

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

“What's encouraging about meditation is that even if we shut down, we can no longer shut down in ignorance. We see very clearly that we're closing off. That in itself begins to illuminate the darkness of ignorance.”

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

Feeling irritated, restless, afraid, and hopeless is a reminder to listen more carefully.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism


Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other.  One inspires us, the other softens us.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

Ego could be defined as whatever covers up basic goodness. From an experiential point of view, what is ego covering up? It's covering up our experience of just being here, just fully being where we are, so that we can relate with the immediacy of our experience. Egolessness is a state of mind that has complete confidence in the sacredness of the world. It is unconditional well being, unconditional joy that includes all the different qualities of our experience.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

If you follow your heart, you're going to find that it is often extremely inconvenient.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

When things are properly understood, one's whole life is like a ritual or ceremony.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron and buddhism

Compassion starts with making friends with ourselves -- particularly with our poisons.

Pema Chodron

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