Category: Buddhism

Aren’t you sick of surface level nonsense?

Aren’t you sick of surface level nonsense?

There’s nothing worse than getting stuck with trivial, petty distractions. If you want to live your potential and have a richer mind, then you have to learn this. It used to frustrate me so much I could scream. Wake up, eat crap, work and/or study, distraction, sleep. That’s been my life, alright. Some days it

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Ancient, Trendy Ideas

Ancient, Trendy Ideas

It’s interesting when something that’s thousands of years old becomes trendy. What relevance do ancient teachings have today? If the teachings endure on their own merits, then they’re timeless. They must contain some element of truth that appeals to people. Continents and millennia don’t dull the spark of a truly useful idea. Speaking of ancient

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The Most Difficult Task within Meditation

The Most Difficult Task within Meditation

Meditation is a complex artform. It consists of skills within skills and challenges within challenges. All of them are valuable, as they train your mind to function in a smoother, more effective way. One important task is probably the most difficult. Everyone comes from different histories and personalities, so maybe you find this easier than

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How Impermanence Creates Emptiness

I’ve talked about my take on the old Buddhist idea of suffering (or ‘dissatisfaction’). I view it through the lens of impermanence – if our intrinsic rewards disappear through our fingers, we can never be satisfied with reality. The third characteristic of existence – emptiness – follows a similar idea. Emptiness, also known as no-self

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