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    I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.

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    If one thinks of an enlightened person in a negative way, as it hits their aura, it returns very strongly.

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    If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion.

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    If President Bush does a lousy job, then he'll lose power. If the guy at McDonalds who's selling burgers does a great job, then he'll be much more powerful than President Bush.

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    If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.

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    If someone else is supposed to be in your life, they will be in your life - you can't stop them from coming if its the will of eternity.

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    If someone is in the same state of mind and doesn't seek to block your success, you have a friend. Such friends are rare, and if you find such a friend, value them.

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    If the chi is being wasted by useless activities, emotions and associations that drain us, then we don't have enough power when it comes time to perform.

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    If the kundalini is flowing through you at a very rapid rate, if you are not in harmony with the dharma, then you will have great problems with the study.

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    If science proves facts that conflict with Buddhist understanding, Buddhism must change accordingly. We should always adopt a view that accords with the facts.

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    If science proves some belief of Buddhism wrong, then Buddhism will have to change. In my view, science and Buddhism share a search for the truth and for understanding reality. By learning from science about aspects of reality where its understanding may be more advanced, I believe that Buddhism enriches its own worldview.

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    If we are in the same state of mind, we just self-reflect, things are dull and gray and kind of boring.

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    If we develop a good heart we will progress to true compassion, and awaken Bodhicitta. This is the way of the Buddha's method.

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    If the tonal predominates, which we see now more in the world, there's no mystery - understanding of consciousness or awareness.

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    If we get too caught up in the rhetoric of meditation, we will miss the point. The point was to go beyond rhetoric.

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    If the tonal collapses completely, then you're crazy functionally, you're psychotic.

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    If we don't get violent with ourselves, castigate ourselves, ostracize ourselves and excommunicate ourselves because we didn't live up to the standards we set down for ourselves, then maybe we don't have to do that with other people.

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    If we put five people together, are there really five people? I don't think so, not in the world of magic. In the worlds of magic, there is only one being, reflecting itself in countless forms.

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    If we try and direct our lives with only our limited rationalistic thoughts and our sense perceptions, then our actions and our activities will not be prefect.

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    If we do overcome linear time, I would hope this means dwelling more directly in the fertility of the imagination rather than denying it, as some aspects of Buddhism seem to.

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    If we immerse ourselves in the ultimate good, we will have this silly smile on our face or perhaps just inside our hearts. That is what illumination is.

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    If you accentuate yourself, thinking or acting like you are important, then you must want to look good to someone in this world. In order to impress or sway anybody in this world, you have to be in this world yourself.

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    If you act impetuously, it will be uncertain, and you'll know it. It just won't feel right. It is better to wait.

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    If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn...if you live.

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    If you are able to stop feeling sorry for yourself, and to contribute to the betterment of this world and of those around us, you will experience a high that is beyond my ability to express.

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    If you are afraid of other people take a martial arts class. The best way to overcome fear is learn to be proficient in martial arts.

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    If you are doing that which is within you, what that part of you that is beyond body would like you to do, then you would not experience stress because you would be very fulfilled.

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    If you are a person who wants an uncommonly fine life, if you're willing to put in some time each day to do that, then that will happen to you.

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    If you are going to experience the ecstasy of enlightenment, it is not just going to be a phrase. You've got to work during meditation. So back to the navel center!

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    If you are having problems with money, the answer isn't cutting back. The answer is to make more money.

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    If you are going to set out to develop mystical powers to impress your friends and do other things to your enemies, the difficulty with it is that you will not be moving towards enlightenment.

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    If you are having sex with someone who is not on the same frequency that you are on, it can be very problematic. The greatest karmic transfer occurs in having sex with someone.

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    If you are mindful in your work, if you put your best effort into it, then something comes back to you.

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    If we view the universe as other than what we are, we are everything we don't perceive.

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    If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren't.

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    If you are just spaced out and you have no purpose in life, you pick everything up. Everybody else's thoughts will come into your mind, everyone else's desires.

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    If you are smart, you never retire. You may retire from that job you have had for many years, but you will pick up another career for yourself of some type.

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    If you are serious about sports and athletics then you need to begin the discipline of mind. With the power of mind, almost anything can be accomplished.

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    If you are truly wise, you love life very deeply. You love the things in your life, transient though they may be.

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    If you are truly wise, then you reflect the universe and you are relational in your approach to things. You are a mirror of infinity. That is wisdom.

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    If you are trying to aid people in the process of self-discovery, what you have to do is confound them with so many concepts that are contradictory, yet each make complete sense in its own right.

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    If you become obsessive in spiritual practice, if you just try and try, you are not going to be happy. You are going to be obsessive.

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    If you attain liberation do not feel that it matters or it is important. You had nothing to do with it. If you are bound by ignorance do not feel bad. You had nothing to do with it.

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    If you can be agreeable to each and every person or situation with which you come into contact - no matter how "difficult" it is or how much you think you are in the "right" - then you are demonstrating control.

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    If you can bring earnestness to your meditation, you will find that happiness is something that will run through your life constantly.

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    If you can't hold a person in your mind with a good thought, it is better not to think about them at all.

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    If you can't think of an enlightened person positively, don't think of them at all.

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    If you decide that you are a winner, and if you hold that image in your mind strongly enough, you will become a winner.

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    If you are interested in developing some of the higher range occult powers, then I would suggest you not engage in sex too frequently.

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    If you are not as happy as you used to be, chances are you are not meditating properly. You may be trying to skip steps. You are using power incorrectly. Your motives are not pure. You don't vibrate quickly.