the problem of “g_d”


THE PROBLEM OF "G_D" categories are useful When I first saved this post in my word processor, it wanted to title the document “The Problem Of ___”. Well put. I love it when my computer and I are One. I say that I’m Buddhist. But I love “G_d”. The problem of “G_d” is that “god” … Continue reading the problem of “g_d”

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what is an enlightened being?


WHAT IS AN ENLIGHTENED BEING? how i found a path through experience Enlightened Beings makes our hearts pound and our heads swim, even if we can’t find eyes to gaze into or a body to caress. Enlightened Beings perform actions to lead us along our path. I’ve already mentioned I was raised Protestant… When I … Continue reading what is an enlightened being?

BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)


PART SIX: Fantasy And Reality <<previous [From Buddhas Heruka and Naropa] You can also use your dreams to create your waking life. This differs from literally turning your fantasy world into your ‘real’ world, because the dreams and wishes of the other actors powerfully affect the ‘real’ world. You can, however, use your wishes to … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)

BOOK TWO: chapter five: letting the buddhas take over


[From Buddha Heruka]Having a spiritual path lets you allow others to help you more. Sometimes your path may be more important than your pride. Many people take pride in doing things for themselves, going it on their own. When you take a lot of pride in your independence, you can miss out on a lot … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter five: letting the buddhas take over

if this is buddhism… intro


IF THIS IS BUDDHISM... intro I've created this category for posts about my path, my search to find spiritual truth and meaning in the midst of a world that spins on a wobbly axis and arises and fades like dreams... I call myself a Buddhist; I grew up in a liberal protestant setting, going to … Continue reading if this is buddhism… intro

Risking Everything and Losing It All


How To Gain Your Freedom (This post contains the Afterword of the book All About Enlightenment. Please visit the menu if you wish to read the book in its entirety.) [From Buddha Heruka] Maybe that title loses some of its impact when you see the sub-title… But this is the last chapter of the book, … Continue reading Risking Everything and Losing It All

COME HOME


VIDEO GAMES & REBIRTH: CYCLING ALONG Spiritual enlightenment progresses naturally. Life is a fractal. To some, the state of Pure Awareness hovers above us, the elusive holy grail, the penultimate state of enlightenment. The irony that pokes its tongue out at us as we seek is this: the state of Pure Awareness is downright boring. … Continue reading COME HOME

what is emptiness? a buddhist example


WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times A Buddhist Example We can find many examples we can use to contemplate Emptiness... a book, our laundry… This example comes from traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Some Vajrayana Buddhist lineages include the prayer practice of the deity Heruka Chakrasamvara. This entity, often depicted in statues or paintings, … Continue reading what is emptiness? a buddhist example

what is emptiness? an everyday example of laundry


WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times An Everyday Example Of Laundry I’ll give you another example of Emptiness, one you can remember often. This is important, because grasping Emptiness often eludes us (pun intended). It helps to find regular reminders, and come up with your own examples. Let’s assume you have a plaid … Continue reading what is emptiness? an everyday example of laundry