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Everything comes and goes. Pleasure moves on too early, And trouble leaves too slow. Just when you're thinking You've finally got it made, Bad news comes knocking At your garden gate. —Joni Mitchell,… (View Post)
Interesting questions, @manoman. I like @Kerome's answer very much. The benefits of practising should be sufficiently evident in this life. I feel like a lot of teachers would leave it there. I can't… (View Post)
So today is Dhamma Day, Asalha Puja. On this day, some 2600 years ago, the Buddha gave his first teaching to the five ascetics he had previously trained under. I decided to reread it this morning, fr… (View Post)
Little thoughts, subtle thoughts, when followed, stir up the heart. Not comprehending the thoughts of the heart, one runs here & there, the mind out of control. But comprehending the thoughts of … (View Post)
When I start to get worried about Views, I know I’ve gone wrong. For example, is violent protest right or wrong? It doesn’t really matter—it’s happening regardless. For me, getting back on the Path i… (View Post)