It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one who suffers is going to go away. —Ayya Khema
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At 4 min 30 sec, Lama Shenpen Hookham clarifies the teaching of anatta (nonself) in Buddhism: Lama Shenpen Hookham – Nonself (Anatta) vs True Self And when we talk about nonself – what is not self – I think it’s a big problem in the way Buddhists talk about “no self” to be honest. I […]
I LOVE rain. Just as long as it’s not all day and everyday. And also when I don’t have be stuck outside under it for a long time! When I’m at home, watching the rain outside, feels so cozy and comforting. Usually I have to have a candle on, grab a good feeling book, and […]
When I was living on the streets I decided to do something special for myself one day. I went shopping at Capilano Mall 3 blocks from the shelter. I had been trying to save money but I was extremely depressed, buying this definitely cheered me up. Although! I felt very childish buying kitty ears toque with attached kitty mitts. I never would have thought it would make me suck a peacock, but I liked it. I’ve never had so many complements on a piece of clothing in my life… catching girls taking pictures of me on the train and sometimes up to 5 times a day people stopping me to tell me how much they love the hat. It definitely kept me warm as well in zero degree temperatures while I struggled my way out of shelters and from a ice cold R.V. to the beautiful home I have today.
Diz iz muh hat.