The meaning of Dharma is a lifetime of practice.
"So long as a Lama, monk, or nun has any notion "homeland," or a fixation on one country and culture, they have not entered the doorway of Buddha's teaching. To forsake such fixation is not easy but then Buddha's teaching has never been an easy one, it is a demand to go against the stream of delusion." - t.k. speaking with a group of Tibetan monks.
"A sage doesn't have a body or a mind, they never act, walk, talk, plant a flower, give a teaching. And yet ... in the deep of Love that mystery which is beyond form and function knows appearance, a single body of wonderment, and knows its own beauty. And still ... this knowing is without any implication of self or doing, no one who knows and yet …”
This body a mandala of deities. This mind an empty palace. There is nowhere that is not the pure land. There is no companion who is not Buddha. This, precious Lama, is the inheritance you left me… All of appearance a stainless brocade, the clothing of mind’s unutterable innocence. - t.k.
The meaning of Dharma is a lifetime of practice. Just practice, day in and day out ... outside the egoic drama of results. The simplicity of loyalty to practice. In this one finds that meaning has suffused appearance. - t.k.