Why Can’t I Find Stability?

Our nature, by nature, always makes the most of each situation. When we live like we're outside of the moment and our experiences, we interfere with that, we bring our dirty laundry with us wherever we go.

Every Book is About Buddhism

It's been said before by... someone that when you're studying the Dharma, any book will do. I once experienced the teachings firsthand while reading the Samdhinirmocana Sutra; attachment's relationship to dukkha as well. I was sitting at the kitchen table, studying, and I accidentally spilled a cup of tea on the Sutra. The pages were … Continue reading Every Book is About Buddhism

Buddhism is Mysticism

So the Buddhadharma, including early pragmatic Buddhism, is a type of mysticism. In the Theravada Meets Mahayana post, I fiddled with the peripheral of this subject. I'll dive deeper into its cavernous depths here. Mysticism, as Evelyn Underhill saw it, is all about Oneness (or Not Two-ness, as they say in Zen). It's realizing that … Continue reading Buddhism is Mysticism