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Yes. I tend to collect things because I'm very sentimental. I also have a lot of books that I hope to one day read and gain enjoyment or knowledge from. I also gave away almost all of my p… ((more))
It may imply elitism is some cases, but I see it more about making a specific commitment with regard to both a teacher and a particular practice. It's an important part of those kinds of practices th… ((more))
Capitalism is the proximate cause of this, as well as the broader environmental degradation, habitat destruction, and overconsumption that's causing other extinctions. A system built on greed and the… ((more))
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* One doesn't need to have had any sort of "formal" teaching to have an interest in practicing, whether in a monastic setting or otherwise. The desire itself is enough to exp… ((more))