Zen and Soup

I would like to clarify a few things about Buddhism, mainly some misnomers in the mainstream and why is it that I consider myself Buddhist. Buddhism to me is much…

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We Are Not Atoms

You begin to see more clearly that upon understanding you are not a person, you are not a thing made of atoms, that other things made of atoms hold very…

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True suffering

Suffering, anguish, and melancholy.  These have a purpose, they are not random. Just as reddened skin, chills and fever tell us the body is ill, it needs attention to get…

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Driving Ms. Becki

While driving in the car my wife and I were having a most interesting conversation. I had mentioned that if our higher selves were guiding us down the path, why…

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Perception

There is but one supernatural power in the universe, a power greater than creation itself. It is the power of perception, for what good is creation if no one were…

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Firewood

Consider the body to be as firewood, its usefulness is in its consumption. As with anything in the physical realm, it is only temporary and passing. Why become attached to…

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The Insult

If someone made a rude comment about you and you did not hear it, what effect does it have? None? Why then should the effect be different if you did…

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Good Days And Bad Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJUxkbNgESs Do not wish for a good day, nor expect a bad one. You goal for the day should be only to remember that you are not the body, nor…

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Ego

Any thoughts of ownership, possession, superiority or inferiority must be removed. Any thoughts of mine or me must be purged. These types of thoughts are connected to the ego and…

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