Things I don’t know

Well first let me start by saying I do not always know what the right action is. This Blog is a prime example of that. I often question whether or not I should put these thoughts in print, and then…

Technology of the mind

Our brain works like this: we are born into these conditions of suffering, this is what we have all inherited. But then here are these Buddhist practices, this ancient method of examining and seeing clearly our human condition. When you…

What’s up Upasaka?

Upasaka (masculine) and Upasika (feminine) are the Buddhist terms for laypeople that have taken the Five Precepts and are devout followers of Buddha’s teaching and the Triple Gem. The five vows to be held by upāsakas are referred to as…

Equanimity

Now there’s a word you don’t often hear! In fact many people, including myself, may have a hard time giving an accurate definition. In addition, the Buddhist meaning is broader than the standard English definition. So let me share Wikipedia‘s…

I give up!

This whole Buddhism thing is way too hard. Loving kindness all the time, no attachments, accepting all things just as they are. C’mon, this is ridiculous! I’m a human being, and I am pre-wired from the factory to suffer. Having…

Attachments

I have wanted to write more about attachments for quite awhile now. But as I look at my thoughts on this, I find that I really lack in wisdom and clarity on this subject. So please understand this is just…