Alterity is the way. Even now I’m becoming someone new. Best to embrace it, I’d say.
It’s strange that people who used to know each other so well can become total strangers. That’s weird, isn’t it? We spend hours and hours together, making each other laugh, drying each other’s tears, sharing the burden of boredom and waiting. Finding meaning together, letting go of trivialities together. And then, well, we’re not together […]
I was reading an article by someone who attended an SN Goenka Vipassana retreat in the Himalayas. The article was about what it means to be Awake. The author asked us to focus on the breath for a few minutes. If we drift away from the breath into a daydream, or if we’re distracted by […]
All the world’s adrift, like an empty boat on an endless sea. And not just the world. Galaxies. Universes. Cells. Even black holes. All that moves in time and space. It’s not a wild drift. It turns like a clock face, perpetuating an uninterrupted cycle of rise, stabilize, decline, dissolve and re-arising. Inside and out […]
If we understand impermanence but still suffer, then we don’t understand impermanence.
Liminosity is another word for anicca.
A vulgar introduction to the Four Noble Truths
The thing about the Dharma is that it’s universal. It’s the law that gives rise to reality itself and all that appears therein. There are uncountable books and articles on Buddhism, but really the teachings are conveyed by every experience we have, everything we observe.
“You’re my rock,” she said to me as we stood draped in a powerful embrace. Culture tells me that I should feel gladdened and honored; I should cherish the fact that I’m so important to someone. Her admission should make me feel strong, capable, and loved. Our culture is stupid. Beneath her heartfelt conveyance, I […]