“Row, row, row, your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” This is how everything appears coming out of deep meditation on emptiness. We see things, but we know they are not real. They are like images in a dream upon awakening. Poof, they are not really there! Things are not substantial or solid. When the Buddha taught emptiness, he started by explaining the two truths: ultimate truth where intrinsic things do not exist at all; and conventional truth where things exist, but only relatively. The deeper our understanding and experience of emptiness, the more conventional reality appears like an illusion. Happy Saga Dawa, Buddha’s enlightenment, birth, and passing into parinirvana.
Forgiving takes a heavy load off our chest. We feel light as a feather. Practicing gratitude opens the heart. We feel that everything sparkles. Countering anger with tolerance brings ease and understanding. We feel relaxed. […]
For those interested in understanding the teachings of the Buddha, to eliminate suffering for oneself and others, this schema presented in the last post is crucial to understand. The root of the problem is a […]
Nonduality is the goal. Not just any nonduality, but one informed by emptiness. Emptiness of intrinsic existence. All our ordinary perceptions and conceptions are flavored by intrinsic existence. Thus, eventually all perceptions and conceptions will […]