WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times An Everyday Example Of A Book A book offers a more familiar example of Emptiness (than the example of the statue). Let’s suppose that as you’re reading this you’re holding a printed book. The ‘printed book’ (in quotations, in case you’re listening to the book or it’s … Continue reading what is emptiness? a everyday example of a book
Death and Emptiness are both awesome and awful. Death sends you back to start over; Emptiness asks you just to enjoy. Both are nearly impossible for us to do with a happy mind.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE TOPICS! gaming as a spiritual practice I found this blog, linked to a podcast... Nice encouragement for this series of posts I'm creating about making progress on the spiritual path. Inspires me to get back to that topic... Here's Jane McGonigal's text: Episode Description: Leading game designer Jane McGonigal joins guest … Continue reading enlightenment with a video game
ANGER BLOODY ANGER using delusions as fuel Sometimes anger proves useful. Not all the time; just sometimes, and not frequently. What carries more weight than the frequency, though, is how we deal with the frequency. And “frequency” means both the frequency of occurrence as well as the frequency of the energy generated when we get … Continue reading use your delusions as fuel!
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”
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?
SHAKEY DREAMS How You Can Act In Your Dreams Shakespeare said “all the world’s a stage”, and Buddha Shakyamuni says all of life is like a dream. I’d like to suggest that you can use your dreams as a stage: On this stage you can have a dress-rehearsal of your next lifetime. At this … Continue reading shakey dreams
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? 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