One comes to see that the real agony would be to lie not on dozens of spikes, but on just one big spike!
A moment of realisation about the way we operate in the world can open doors in our mind for the light to come in and bring insight. It may cause us to cringe a bit when we reflect on how we’ve been in the past, a very uncomfortable feeling. On the other hand…
‘Buddha’ means ‘The Awakened One’. The Buddha was a man who discovered practical methods that enabled him to become permanently awake — hence his name…
Buddhist talk: ‘Living a Meditative Life’, by Ajahn Sumedho, given at the 2005 Buddhist Publishing Group Summer School. 55 minutes.
‘Other people may offer a solution to our problems, but it is usually a solution to their problems, to something a bit different, and if it helps us, it is usually by luck.’
Short film: A Conversation on Chan (Zen) Buddhism with Bill Porter. About 30 minutes
Buddhist video: An introduction to mindfulness meditation by Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche at Benchen Monastery on 27 April 2014. (about 1 hour 23 minutes)