It’s widely accepted that few of us have planned adequately for the financial consequences of our lengthy old age, and I’d add that few of us are prepared emotionally and spiritually.
…the devas and devis in the Buddha’s culture were beings invisible to humans with finite lifespans, limited powers, and subject to successes and failures. Sometimes I think a better translation would be “superheroes.”
All of us are Buddhas on the inside — you, me, Lady Gaga, Cam Newton, Peyton Manning.
Unlike Christianity… Buddhism is often described as either a religion or a philosophy.
So after 69 years, 7 months, and 14 days of life, I found my spiritual home.
…we humans, being who we are, have taken the truths spoken by Jesus and Siddhartha and turned them into beliefs. We’ve had centuries to do that and to ossify our beliefs.
We all yearn for connection, and no one has captured that feeling as well as Walt Whitman in this 1868 poem A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them,…