Saturday, August 13

Who doesn’t love the idea of freedom? That, along with the pursuit of happiness, are the two basic wishes of all living beings, including a caterpillar who caught a ride inside on my shirt just now. But it just so happens that freedom comes not from holding onto a false sense of being independent but from realizing our interdependence. Since today is July 4th, I thought it’d be a good…

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(Ed: A lot has happened since I first wrote this article, and it all seems to prove the point. Which goes to show that Buddhist wisdom doesn’t go out of date.) In a few short hours we may have voted Brexit or Bremain, who on earth knows!? Who is in control of all this anyway?! There is no stability in samsara because all appearances are the nature of our ever-shifting,…

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