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The Importance of Getting into the Emptiness Mode

In this short essay, Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains that Buddha didn’t offer the concept of “emptiness” as an abstract metaphysical truth about the world.  The Buddha taught “emptiness” as a skillful way to disentangle ourselves from the causes of suffering by not identifying with things like anger as being “me” or “mine.” Emptiness Thanissaro Bhikkhu “Emptiness […]

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Loving others-a skillful means, not a principle

When the heart awakens No matter what one’s spiritual path, I believe there comes a time when when one’s heart so expands in love and compassion that helping alleviate the suffering of others becomes just as much an aspiration as the alleviation of one’s own suffering. Of course, sometimes we may need a lot of […]

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