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I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people in my life treated me. “She never asks how I’m doing.” “He never acknowledges my limitations.” “She’s never asked me to explain my illness.” Then one day I realized that the true source of my unhappiness wasn’t what they were saying...read more »
I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people...read more »
Excerpt from Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. This passage is a section from a talk given by the Dalai Lama.
“In order to train in the path that would allow us to transform death, the intermediate state, and rebirth, we have to practice on three...read more »
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Excerpt from Buddhism for Dudes by Gerry “Strib” Stribling.
The Buddhist guide to successful living is called the Noble Eightfold Path. It’s the blueprint for a proper life, humankind’s user’s manual. It’s what you’re supposed to do. All eight list out as follows:... read more »
Excerpt from Sid by Anita Feng.KAPILAVASTU The Himalayan foothills, Nepal, 5th c. BCE
Ask anyone and they will tell you that Kapilavastu is built out of a fragment of sky mixed with a bit of Tusita heaven. The city walls spread thick like clouds of buttery light, and...read more »
Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances” section of Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana.Sloth and Torpor
Symptoms: Sloth and torpor is the traditional description given to all ...read more »
Excerpt from the “Overcoming the Hindrances”...read more »
Excerpt from Zen: The Authentic Gate by Koun Yamada.
Although belief, understanding, practice, enlightenment, and personalization come together into a single whole on the Zen path, they are not unique to Zen—any authentic religion will possess them. But just what is it that we believe, understand,...read more »