The distortions of the mind work on three levels of scale. First, distortions of perception cause us to misperceive the information coming to us through
Mindfulness is all about paying attention on purpose. It allows us to focus fully on the one thing we truly have. This moment.
ACCORDING TO THE TEACHINGS of Manifestation Only Buddhism, our mind has eight aspects or, eight “consciousnesses.” The first five are based in the physical senses.
Buddha taught that the source of human suffering and discontent is that we crave and cling to the things of this world under the mistaken
This is what all the great teachers show: Zen is the practice of anarchy (an-arche) in the strictest and most super-orthodox sense. It rejects all
The eight-fold path is the fourth noble truth, the way to awakening. The Buddha began and ended his teaching career with a discussion of the
Buddhism sees life as a process of constant change, and its practices aim to take advantage of this. It means that one can change for
(This is an exceptional article I read awhile ago, I think you’ll find it useful) We like to think of Buddhist wisdom as something subtle
Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind – so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard.
“Suppose that a man, wounded and festering, were to go into a swampy jungle. Its sharp-bladed grasses would pierce his feet; its thorns would scratch