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The first Noble Truth "Dukkha"
The second Noble Truth " Cause"
The third Noble Truth " Cessation"
The forth Noble Truth " Path To Cessation/Satisfaction"
Adopt these Truths as your guiding light ...Never leave home without them and they will continually shed light on the Path...especially in dark times....
Things are never quite what they seem, until one is awaken from the dream
Samsara=Mind turned outwards lost in its projection
Nirvana + Mind turned inwards recognising its true nature
It's often said when things go wrong...a tradesperson always blames they tools...
What's in the toolkit @lobster ? I take it they are tools used not so such for building but dismantling...
"Seeking but not finding the house builder,
I hurried through the round of many births:
Painful is birth ever and again.
O house builder, you have been seen;
You shall not build the house again.
Your rafters have been broken up,
Your ridgepole is demolished too.
My mind has now attained the unformed Nibbâna
And reached the end of every sort of craving"
Are atheistic Buddhists immoral?
I'm thinking along the lines of ..."What's immoral today could be moral tomorrow and vice versa"... relatively speaking ( this would include the atheist Buddhists ) ...I guess that's anicca for ya
I tend to see this everyday, when I see people wearing a genuine smile on their faces, I see this as their basic goodness rising to the surface, ie, the genuine smile being the outlet of this goodness... In that smile the world/their world is perfect, they are (whether they realise this or not) for a brief moment at one with the world...
Or perhaps I could just be reading too much into a smile when it's genuine...