Karma: The more we contemplate life, the more we realise just how mysterious it is.
Foundations of Buddhism
Kesaputta (Kalama Sutta: sometimes called ‘The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry’).
Perceiving the power of separation caused by the judging mind is also very helpful. In other words, the judging mind creates more inner solitude.
These ideas brought an overwhelming sense of joy to me. It meant I was not a helpless victim of circumstance or fate, as I had thought.
An allegory on truth and interpretation. A group of six blind men endeavour to describe an elephant.
Sensing no change in the changing, Sensing pleasure in suffering, Assuming “self” where there’s no self…
In Buddhism we are taught of the nonduality of samsara and nirvana. We do not need to be on a high level in order to understand this nonduality of samsara and nirvana; it is just a matter of being here, knowing how to integrate dharma with samsaric conditions.
The Buddha knew that because both happiness and unhappiness are unsatisfactory, they have the same value. When happiness arose he let it go. He had right practice, seeing that both these things have equal values and drawbacks.