An inmate remembers his great-aunt and the wealth of advice she gave. He treasures the wisdom she shared but regrets how long it took to appreciate it.
Archive | December, 2009
On the eve of the new year, a reflection on how “New Year’s Day” is a merely imputed label with imputed meaning.
When anything exists, from the moment it exists, it is empty of inherent existence.
Emptiness, sometimes mistakenly thought of something that exists solidly, is actually a non-affirming negation, a lack of inherent existence.
What buddha nature means; It doesn’t mean that we’re already buddhas. A continuing explanation of the Tara sadhana.
Developing conviction in the Dharma teachings and how to approach the Dharma in a constructive way.
Further explanations of doing the Tara sadhana and what different sections mean. The various kinds of wisdom Tara has, and different visualizations.
A buddha is a manifestation of qualities. We don’t want to view Tara, or any Buddha figure, as inherently existent.
How we tend to view others as objects or commodities for our own happiness rather than as individuals who also seek happiness.
It is incorrect to project human qualities on Tara or see her as a theistic god. Instead we view her as the future buddha we will become, and feel inspired.