...seduced by your own torturer!
Oh, it was just a mask...
Do actions speak louder than thoughts?
Which is the way to unlimited power?
Don't take Buddha's Four Noble Truths for granted -- they are a breakthrough still unrecognised in western culture. And don't call "dukkha" suffering!
The samsara virus! A lifetime's quarantine would be a bargain...
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Is this the perfect cure for the ills of attachment: the pain-killer of detachment?
Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, had a particular and extreme upbringing. What can we learn from comparing his life with our own?
Traditionally the path is seen as the overcoming of ignorance, not-seeing, 'avidya', where seeing means seeing our True Nature. I propose an additional way of understanding how the path consists of overcoming avidya: what is not seen is the path itself.
We spend our precious lives hopping from temporary, dependent, partial happiness to the next temporary, dependent, partial happiness. Meditation has the potential to show us the workings of this process of seeking 'satisfaction'... It is possible to see beyond that and to open towards real fulfilment which is not dependent upon temporary conditions.
Life is not where you think it is,
The stories you act are your dreams...
We're hooked on this dream, on when it brings us pleasure, when pain, when we lose or gain - we devise manipulations to skew it towards greater pleasure and gain, less loss and pain. This is the story of our life.