Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth...– The Dalai Lama
It’s 7 am. Been at work for an hour already. auuuummmmmm
nightbepeace asked: I just started summer break and I'm back staying with my mother for the summer for the first time in 3 years. We clash a lot and I get highly irritated being around her. Anger high and everything. I meditate and lead a spiritual life, but I have to say that this one area, this particular relationship makes it seem as if I'm just full of ego. And my ego is never more evident than when...
You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect...– Pema Chodron
the-freedom-man asked: I asked you the process of becoming a Bodhisattva and you didn't answer. However, I find that only now am I the right mindset to see this answer. I am wholly willing to give myself to the world around me, surrender my hate, my anger, my desires-- I will to become a Bodhisattva. Which I have said as a hypocrite for too long. So this is my rebuttal. There was no question before because I knew...
Compassion is the emotion of non-duality.
themiddlepane asked: To fully let go of myself, it seems that I also have to fully let go of everything I love including my wife, kids, family, and friends. I have to essentially let who I am die in order to be at one with everything. If I die, does that love die? Or is love a passing emotion and just something else that I hang on to longer than I should?
dulma asked: how to maintain (or attain) sanity in the midst of an emotionally violent break up? i see him (and his new girl thing) often because we all live in the same house on campus. presence here is tough/near impossible.
So glad to have a day off tomorrow! Gonna tackle some of my inbox now. I’ve been missing blogging !
atreatiseonself-inquiry asked: Buddhism and perhaps other similar philosophies consider the human experience (especially that of thoughts and physical sensations) as delusions. Recently I read that nihilism has almost the same exact view. Am I wrong in thinking buddhism is like nihilism in that way? Am I wrong about buddhism being the way I described it? Or is it actually like nihilism?
We’re fascinated by the words—but where we meet is in the silence...– Ram Dass
Becoming ‘awake’ involves seeing our confusion more clearly.– Trungpa Rinpoche
Still handling a wild schedule! Working in film production is really, really intense. Lots of learning experiences. Can’t wait to share once I have a moment’s breath. Namaste, pilgrims!
Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now,...– Eckhart Tolle
Went to my usual local spiritual shop to discover it is closing down! 30% percent off everything was pretty legit. I talked with the people and we exchanged contact info since they plan on continuing their business elsewhere. Such is life! I picked up a few inexpensive things for a traveling altar. Heading back into NYC soon to stay at my aunt’s for the week while I continue to work this...
When we have developed our own inner purity, inner compassion, and inner love,...– Lama Yeshe