Direct Experience ? 3

Direct Experience ?
The Historical Buddha : There is the Unborn, Uncreated, Unoriginated. If there were not the Unborn, Uncreated, Unoriginated, there would be no escape from the born, the created, the originated. But because there is the Unborn, the Uncreated, the Unoriginated, there is an escape from the created, the born, the originated Oh, with regards to ...

The Superfluousness of Gab ? 5

The Superfluousness of Gab ?
Ah, I’m quoting the following passage (somewhat with tongue-in-cheek) as it seems fairly apropos with Global Politics nowadays eh ? It is from the book Ask the Awakened: The Negative Way : Golden Silence The faculty that distinguishes man from all other animals is that of speech, and he makes use of it with the ...

On the The Snake / Rope Analogy 1

On the The Snake / Rope Analogy
Oh, now, I am writing this post as I hope it will perhaps illuminate for you why the “Emptiness” teachings are of paramount importance with regards to Buddhism … especially the “emptiness of self” which, probably, from a conventional “western” POV sounds totally implausible or simply Crazy eh ? LOL !!! 😀 It may even ...

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?

On Morality and the Freedom of Will ?
Now, the following excerpt is from B. Alan Wallace’s “Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic“, which, I suggest, gives a practical insight into what the Buddhist ideal of Freedom is, as opposed to what, say, you may consider is the “Western” ideal of Freedom eh ? 🤔 The cultivation of focused attention has a direct and ...

Thoughts but no Thinker ! 2

Thoughts but no Thinker !
Oh, AFAIK it’s easy to say this, but haven’t “you” heard : YOU are NOT your Thoughts ? Now, believe it or not, to verify the Truth of such a statement is actually very very simple : Just Look At One’s Own Mind eh ? 😉 When a rainbow appears vividly in the sky, you ...