It is the general Buddhist procedure that one’s own pleasure and pain are acheived by oneself and not from the outside, and that, therefore, sentient beings themselves must understand and implement practices to bring about their own happiness. Thus, the most efficacious way to help others is through teaching what should be adopted in practice and what should be discarded from among current behavior. There is no way to do this unless you come to know all of the topics involved in what should be adopted in practice and what should be discarded—you must become omniscient. As […]

2012-07-13T08:30:06-08:00Tags: , |

of self and the ground

Do you think i know what i am doing? That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself? As much as a pen knows what it’s writing, or the ball can guess where it’s going next.  -rumi   from the ground of ignorance the tree of self grows deeply rooted in the pond of murkiness the lotus of clear light settles to reveal -vm     

2006-06-18T11:43:47-08:00Tags: |

adversity as a platform

"Instead of seeking physical comfort in altered surroundings as a pathway to happiness, Tibetans gain spiritual awareness through encounters with adversity in their natural environment." ~ Galen Rowell Unlike the quote, most of my adult life has been a rather mostly pleasant experience. it wasn’t easy but by no means would i consider it hardship. but as i enter my mid 30 something, i intent to not to live so comfortably. finanical "hardship" certainly helps curb the comfort level and the great thing about it is that it forces clarity on what is really important. i am […]

2006-06-13T13:04:10-08:00Tags: |

chew on this

“Marrying means to halve one’s rights and double one’s duties”, or even more drastic: “Marrying means, to grasp blindfold into a sack hoping to find out an eel out of an assembly of snakes.” –Arthur Schopenhauer the seed of ignorance in the greatness of genius or is it the glory of genius in the sea of ignorance?

2014-12-31T23:15:35-08:00Tags: , |
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