Transcendental ends are easier to reach than mundane ones. And the advantage of a transcendental solution is that it lasts. A mundane solution never lasts. And, in the first place, there are no mundane solutions. There are no mundane solutions to mundane problems.
What's unique about the Theravada tradition, in my understanding, is the devotion to the way things were in the earliest times, this is what the word "Thera" very much indicates in this context. But contrary to that devotion, there are the challenges of living in a complex monetary economy that did not exist in the … Continue reading Why & How the Vinaya!
Fearlessness of losing Is our ultimate gain.
___________________________________ I take a walk Pleasant and calm and slow Across the open fields Then I return To my cozy Homely Hermitage That overlooks those pleasant Calm and empty fields. I just take a walk And I come back; No moral lesson is learned, No samadhi is enjoyed, And no gnosis is reached. Only, The … Continue reading AntoVass’ekadivasaņ (One day during the Rains)
_______________________ When you have no ego You cannot be humiliated. When you have no ego You cannot be dissatisfied with What you are!
________________ All day long Bliss is upon me. I am free and joyful because nothing exists that fetters my conscience or exposes me to blame. I have nothing to lose or to gain. The past is relinquished, The future is ever welcome. Mara is out of sight, And the profound fortitude of Dhamma pervades my … Continue reading Son of Buddha