The Noble Eightfold Path was Siddhartha's medicine for a sick world. It was designed to alleviate the symptom of suffering while treating its causes. I'm not gonna go over all the Folds, because life is short and I've got a moon to watch. Also, people have been talking about them for thousands of years and … Continue reading How Does the Noble Eightfold Path End Suffering?
Working with affliction.
So, The Tattooed Buddha (the publication I write for) has a challenge going called Living the 8. The Noble Eightfold Path isn't as easy as it looks. We've asked writers and readers to dive right into it, trying their best to practice it to a T. The communal part is that we're all sharing our … Continue reading Living the 8: An Everyday Guide to the Eightfold Path
The heart of enlightenment is twofold: Clear seeing and complete understanding. These two are really not two; they depend on each other. If there's clear seeing without complete understanding, then that's like a person hallucinating the full moon on a new moon night. They might see the moon clearly with all of its canyons and … Continue reading The Heart of Enlightenment
A vulgar introduction to the Four Noble Truths