Now you see it, now you don’t. A slight of hand card trick. Reality is like that. Now you see it. Now you don’t, because it was never there! When we investigate our appearances, they become fuzzier. We lose our certainty that they are real. We take appearances to be reality. But they are not. They are only approximations, like the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. Just stopping to wonder if appearances are reality is awesome. It begins to shake our confidence in a solid world out there, independent of the observer. Quantum physics has come to this realization over a hundred years ago. The Buddha came to this realization over 2,500 years ago!
Live in the world with love
We try to live in the world, but not be of the world. To be in the world works best when we are motivated by love and compassion. To not be of the world is […]
How can we maintain our sanity, let alone joy?
These are very hard times. When we feel we are emerging, BAM, another difficulty arises. This is what the Buddha called suffering of suffering, one suffering upon another. How can we maintain our sanity, let […]
Love yourself, love others
Love makes the world go around. Love, love, love is what it is all about. Love yourself, love others. Just love, and more love. We are trying to make love our default state. It is […]