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An Unreliable Self confirms an Insubstantial Personality

Dear Readers,

This is not an easy read. Read slowly. Perhaps read out loud.

The text may go over your head. That does not invalidate it.

The text may appear intellectual. That does not make it heady. Continue reading 



Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



A MEDITATION ON THE DEATHLESS

The Deathless ends the Contraction

around the Mind-Body Formation

Liberation reveals freedom from contraction to the binary/dualistic presentation of life and death.

Continue reading 



Who am I? 40 Common Views About Ourselves. Brief Commentary. A Practice

Every view of I am might seem real, unreal or both at different times.

We might express a few views listed below of I am or many of them.

If a view is problematic about one ‘self’ or ‘another,’ then explore another view(s). Continue reading 



Who am I? 40 Common Views About Ourselves with Brief Commentary

Every view of I am might seem real, unreal or both at different times.

We might express a few views listed below of I am or many of them.

If a view is problematic about one ‘self’ or ‘another,’ then explore another view(s). Continue reading 




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