March 12, 2014
The Eighty-second Gate
Right balanced state is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we attain undistracted samādhi
Right Balanced State :
being in harmony...
March 11, 2014
The Eighty-first Gate
Right mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not consider all dharmas intellectually
Right mindfulness :...
March 10, 2014
The Eightieth Gate
Right practice is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we arrive at the far shore
Right practice :
repeated performance or systematic...
March 09, 2014
The Seventy-nineth Gate
Right livelihood is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we get rid of all evil ways
Right livelihood :
one should earn a living...
March 08, 2014
The Seventy-eighth Gate
Right action is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] there is no karma and no retribution.
Right Action :
acting in accord with...
"Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes,
Long as I have my plastic Buddha
Riding on the dashboard of my car
Through all trials
If you make it to Kansas City, you and your son are most welcomed at our house! There is a Buddhist community here and I know a temple that may be open
May have a plastic one of these for the dashboard ...
I like to be happy! Nothing wrong with happy! YIPPEE!
But crazy fellow that I am, I also kinda like now to be sad. Sad is life too.
Any time the subject of happiness comes up, I'm reminded of this passage from one of my favorite novels. The Count of Monte Cristo.