5 hours ago
Once the Ego feels at home within society, ANGER provides the mental space for manipulations and back-stabbing, false flattery and other tools of getting one's desires fulfilled. Anger can be used positively as in a parent presenting enticements to children to pry them from danger, life a busy street. But generally is is an insipient negative of ego.
3 days ago
We transmigrate through 3000 realms in every single thought moment of life. Hell, is one of Ten major "worlds" of experience, while it too is divided by the same ten worlds, yielding 100 potential states of mind each with ten factors, and three existences to influence and experience in the mind states that direct our actions.
5 days ago
In my analogy of the dust storm or sandstorm, the particles of dust or sand represent the clinging identifications we accumulate with our Samsaric minds. The Second Silent Meditation of Gongyo is an intimate awareness and appreciation of this process.
6 days ago
Buddhism is about the fundamental reality of all phenomena. From this is derived equanimity and codependent arising. This leads to equal responsibility of and for all beings. The Bodhisattva Way is one of co-existence, inclusive and shared karma. Only Compassion does this.
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