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Isn't hope yearning for a fantasy? A mental construct supposing the way things "should be"? I have found that Jack Kornfield, who practices Tharavada Buddhism, also teaches presence rather … (View Post)
Lojong training mentions hope in this way "This slogan undercuts our attachment to either success or failure. It is a kind of positive giving up. Abandoning any hope of fruition does not mean ab… (View Post)
(Quote) I believe what she means is that if one learns to love what is or what they are, their life will improve. Not in ways they planned, but in a natural way where they have no control over the ou… (View Post)
@zenguitar, You have had some excellent suggestions like Buddha's Brain and The Happiness Trap. They do work with anxiety and sadness. They deal very well with learning acceptance. Acceptance can mak… (View Post)
I think sometimes we expect Buddhist thought to be all sweetness and light. Not the nature of the beast at all. I read a sutra about an old monk describing the nature of reality to young monk. To par… (View Post)