Taking refuge in drugs or alcohol simply leads to more destructive, addictive behavior, which then leads to more suffering. One can work his/her way out.
Archive | July, 2009
How thinking about death can make our lives more meaningful and how Dharma practice can help us at the time of death.
A review of the disadvantages of the self-centered thought and the benefits of cherishing others.
Review of the section of the text on the disadvantages of the self-centered thought.
How Buddhist teachings on lower realms differ from theistic religions, and the importance of creating the causes for the results we want to have.
How contemplating death and impermanence can lead us to taking refuge in the Three Jewels.
The importance of cultivating a healthy relationship with our body.
Considering the people in our lives, the karma we create in relationship with them, and how to cultivate a healthy relationship with those we love.
Giving to those in the various realms and how to transform resistance towards giving to those who have harmed us.
Considering how our possessions will not be of help at the time of death, that we cannot take them with us.