Collection of 100+ wisdom posts instilled with buddha and his disciples stories on big questions of life. These posts take you in deeper contemplation and reflection on life. Some popular posts…
- Wake up! Time is running out! Buddha placed great emphasis on “right view”, meaning, our actions have consequences, death is not the end, and Our actions and beliefs have consequences after death.
- Stages of Anger How would you react if you were tested? Suppose that you did not get the food, the clothes, and the medicines you need. Would you still be gentle, humble, and calm? The only means of remaining gentle, humble, and calm at all times is to follow the Buddha’s teachings.
- The Right to Die What Buddha meant by shunyata, 6 that creation exists but it’s empty, that thoughts in their own right are empty. We assign them importance based on our desires and conditioning. Whatever meaning anything has is the meaning we have assigned it. On their own, things just are, life just is. It’s not always supposed to mean something.
- Between Building and Breaking Those who are weak and insecure try to evoke fear but those who are strong and awakened evoke love. It is easy to break, to quit, to throw in the towel for it requires no strength. It is but much harder, a real test of one’s determination and persistence to do the opposite.
- ABC of Life Once the Buddha was confronted by a monster called Suciloma, whose name translates as “Needle-hair.” He was a prototype punk with needles for hair! He wanted to find out if the Buddha was really enlightened.
- Enlightenment As the famous Zen saying goes, “Before enlightenment: chop wood, fetch water. After enlightenment: chop wood, fetch water.” Being a jivan-mukta, a liberated soul, or an enlightened person does not relieve one of his/her duties. Self-realization is not, as Eknath Easwaran put it, a compensation for one’s good deeds.
- Mind-full to Mindful Shariputra, one of the more rebellious monks who never hesitated to pose questions to Buddha, asked him as soon as the visitor left, “How could this man thank you and gain something that we could not see?”
“Shariputra,” Buddha replied, “a good horse runs even at the shadow of a whip. This man was ready.”
- The Tearing Thought Buddha once told a story about a young man who was a trader and had a beautiful wife and baby son. Sadly, his wife fell ill and died, and the man poured all his love into his little child, who became the sole source of his happiness and joy.
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