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Stepping Stones The 37 Bodhisattva Practices Translated by David Goode Tucker
Preface A friend introduced me to the 37 Bodhisattva Practices. I wanted to impress her. I read Spiritual text a lot. My a...
the hard stone of religiosity to dull these phrases. I wanted them to wound everyone. I will be fortunate if I speak and w...
We wake up, and we realize we are on a voyage. That we are traveling in this ship of human form... a rare opportunity. Gra...
Attached to my loved ones, I am stirred like an ocean in storm. Hating my enemies, I burn like fire. Darkness and confusio...
This life is filled with turmoil and distraction. Better to leave them. Better we go to the place of Great Peace that is w...
We will die. We will lose everything. Our family. Our friends... work... money. Our Spirit will walk away from our body li...
Some people, too frightened to open their hearts to love and compassion, gossip, hate, want revenge. They do not believe i...
Some teachers love the Kiss more than life. When we follow the Kiss, we find them. When we love their wisdom more than our...
What is it that we secretly worship  Money  Family  Fame  Sex  They will not satisfy or protect us. They are all destroyed...
All who have climbed the mountain of truth tell us  we suffer because we do not love compassion more than we love our own ...
Like morning dew on a sheath of grass, everything we do and say in this life will quickly evaporate. When our deepest inte...
We all live on the same ground of being. When we grab the passing joy, we abandon the meaning of life. We create suffering...
The wish to satisfy the vast cities of self-centeredness that rule our hearts is the source of all suffering. If, in my lo...
Someone may steal all of our money.... our things. Is it better to be angry at the thief, or is it better to remember what...
If someone tries to kill us, even when we   ve done nothing to them, we cannot fight or hate them. We love, or we lose the...
Someone may criticize and gossip about us. Their actions may cause people to distrust and avoid us. If we are angry with t...
If someone criticizes or slanders us, especially in front of others, we often become angry. Our anger steals the Kiss. If ...
We may love someone. We may love them as deeply as our own sweet child, and then they turn on us. Betray us. Act hateful. ...
We may consider the famous more important than us. We may consider a beggar less important. When either treats us with con...
Instructions  Cut the squares out. Put them in a box or hat and draw one out every day. Read the corresponding epigram.
We may live in poverty. People may ridicule us. Our health may fail. We may feel worthless. Please, please remember  it is...
We may be adored by many. We may gain tremendous wealth. Please realize that the package that carries the gift of worldly ...
We fight many battles. We think we win some. We think we lose some. Until we understand that anger is our real enemy, we l...
The things we crave make us feel good for a moment  food, power, family, sex, money, beauty. It is like salt water. The mo...
Our mind creates our reality  Pain   Pleasure. Success   Failure Beauty   Ugliness. Hate   Love. In the country that hides...
There is so much in the world that is beautiful. Beautiful to our eyes, our touch, our hearing, our taste. We grab for it....
When we dream our child has died, it really hurts. Their death haunts us. Yet the death is not real. Remember  when we suf...
Once we taste the Kiss, we are willing give up everything in order to have her... even our own life. We stop holding onto ...
Stopping our bad actions is not enough. Doing good deeds is not enough. Only our pursuit of the Kiss will lead us away fro...
We all want to live in the rooms of peace. The Kiss holds the keys. When we treat everyone who hates or harms us as a prec...
If any of us, beginner or seasoned teacher, pursues the Kiss to make us look good or to get something from others, it is a...
The Kiss is more important than money or fame, fear or loss. If we know this, really know it in our heart, we will desire ...
Most of us act badly. If we are angry at other people   s behavior    at our own behavior, we put up a wall. The Kiss cann...
If we can be honest about our motives, thoughts and mistakes, the Kiss can hear our call for help. If we pretend sincerity...
When we talk about people   s faults, the Kiss departs. If we look into our mind to unmask our motives for criticizing oth...
When we compete to please the people from whom we want love, money or respect, we separate ourselves from the Kiss. We lis...
Harsh or angry words steal the Kiss. When we speak them. When we hear them... we lose. Everyone loses. When we take the ri...
When we do not live every moment with the Kiss, we forget the beauty of her touch. Anger and pride jump into our bed. They...
We must be aware of what our hearts love. Then we must ask these question  Does this love affair switch on the light in ou...
To enter the embrace of the Kiss is to change the world. When we allow our desire for the Kiss to become the intention of ...