#OccupySamsara: Toothache and Ambition

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Like an elastic band the pain in my mouth snaps me back to the dharma, the reality, of my fragile body in this singular moment in space time.  All my hopes and fears, all my activism and frivolity, all my sins and virtues are rendered meaningless by this dull ache.  The irony of wisdom, it pushes everything else and necessitates a new paradigm.  Like it or not physical reality is what it is, the pain, the pleasure, the dull neutral and bright neutral qualities are here and then gone. « Read the rest of this entry »

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#OccupySamsara: Cynicism or Action

October 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

#OccupySamsaraSamsara is a Sanskrit word used by Buddhists to describe the cyclical nature of our own and societal suffering and dissatisfaction.  Cynicism is the belief that there’s no getting out of the mess we’re in. « Read the rest of this entry »

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