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Happy Easter!
Sunday, April 08, 2012      5 comments

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The Hinayana Path
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      5 comments

"The Buddhist path is traditionally divided into three major yanas or vehicles: the hinayana, the mahayana, and the vajrayana. Hinayana literally means the "small or lesser vehicle," but it would be more accurate to call it the "narrow way." The... Read more
And did you get what you wanted from this life?
Thursday, March 29, 2012      6 comments

And did you get what You wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself Beloved on the earth. ~Raymond Carver ... Read more
Karma & The Noble Eightfold Path
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      4 comments

Enlightenment is a state in which one is completely free from desire for, and attachment to, things one likes, and also from aversion to, and hatred for, what one doesn't like. To develop the conditions within which this state may arise, Bu... Read more
Positive and Negative Karma
Monday, March 26, 2012      2 comments

"Negative karma arises from actions that are driven by ignorance or delusion; hatred, aversion, or anger; or greed, attachment, or avarice. These are called the Three Poisons in Buddhism, and are the qualities that keep us trapped in samsara, th... Read more
Actions That Generate Good or Bad Karma
Sunday, March 25, 2012      2 comments

“Ten Negative Actions That Create Bad Karma There are ten main negative actions that create bad karma: the three physical acts of killing, stealing, and sexual misconduct; followed by the four negative acts of speech, i.e., lying, saying th... Read more
The Three Types of Karma
Saturday, March 24, 2012      2 comments

“Karma has a threefold classification: 1. Mental karma – created by the mind and thoughts 2. Verbal karma – created by speech 3. Bodily karma – caused by physical actions Mental karma is the most significant of the three because... Read more
The Law of Karma
Friday, March 23, 2012      5 comments

"Sometimes people refer to the law of karma as a natural and inescapable law of the universe. While integral to Buddhist teachings, including those about compassion and wisdom, essentially karma means action, although this is a general definitio... Read more
We Belong to Aliveness
Monday, December 05, 2011      8 comments

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." ~Marcus Aurelius Facing My Fears: There are times for being quiet and turning inward and then there are tim... Read more
Choose Freedom
Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

Ha3Rm4MSX-g&feature=related Facing My Fears: Sometimes even the little things that need to get done can seem insurmountable. Other times, my mind and my heart can see so clearly that nothing is... Read more
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      4 comments

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ¯ Robert A. Heinlein Facing My Fears: Giving up control can actually help me deal with my perceived problems. Clamping down and trying to ... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

“If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so th... Read more
I Am Not An Angel
Sunday, November 27, 2011      5 comments

“I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all... Read more
Saturday, November 26, 2011      4 comments

“To love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you've held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thicken... Read more

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