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
The confused mind is like a maze, always putting up walls to save itself from pain.
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.
Buddhism isn't anything to me.
Emptiness isn't a thing, really, but the way of things... the same way that flowing isn't a thing, it's the nature of water.
Buddhism is in fact a whole, a single inter-connected Path that began with Siddhartha and continued to develop over the millennia.
"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 … Continue reading Lean On Me (At Your Own Risk)