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Jamgon Kongtrul

Disease is karmic – or not?

I’ve touched on this before, but just came across Jamgon Kongtrul’s list of four main types of disease:

  1. Imaginary, like demonic posession
  2. Suddenly occurring diseases (no long run-up)
  3. Serious diseases that shorten life
  4. Diseases dependent on past actions

Once again, karma is seen as one possible cause of disease, but there are plenty of other reasons for getting sick.

(See Jamgon Kongtrul’s “Treasury of Knowledge”, Book 6 Parts 1 & 2, p. 328

Happy Losar 2018

Happy Losar

Happy Losar (new year) of the Earth Dog, Feb 16 2018, to everyone near and far. (That’s in the three times and the ten directions, so to speak.)

I’m late with this! I just didn’t get time yesterday – sorry. But I did get round to tidying up the shrine. I’ve been polishing up some of the metalwork for the last week or two. And seeing as how new year has a “new start” feel about it, I did also manage to get round to some extra refuge and bodhisattva vow practice. So not all was lost!

Tidy shrine losar 2018
Tidy shrine losar 2018

Best wishes and hopes to everyone. Let’s have a good year!