So, I really don’t know what to say. I mean, there’s a lot I can say, but nothing to say at all. This whole blog seems like a waste of time (and a waste of money). I started this whole thing with the intention of sharing my path in order to inspire others to find […]
Upaya is an old ass word that means skillful deception, and it’s one of my all-time favorite things about Buddhism. In fact, it’s pretty much what sets Buddhism apart from every other religious/philosophical/metaphysical/psychological school I’ve encountered. Unlike most teachers, prophets, and sages, the B-Man didn’t formulate one static truth, view, or method and belch it out […]
So after getting it all out of my system as things continue to change, this is my current perspective. The last word in my overtly political writing spree: Why do we always have to tie up ourselves and the world into neat little packages? It makes it easier for us to argue and fight with […]
“I’m not political,” he think to himself, “not firmly political, anyway. When an political issue pops up that needs my attention, I attend to it. When it doesn’t, I don’t.” He sits at home on his night off from work, the fires caused by the Charlottesville insanity slowly dimming to a manageable crackle. With the […]
I think that vows should be personal, not forced on the practitioner by an institution. These are mine.
Black Lives Matter isn’t aimed at dragging you down, but at pulling others up to where you are.
“So I’m gonna abandon meta-blogging for a second and speak directly to you, the Reader,” he types in the blank space that WordPress has provided him. He giggles at the paradox that’s just presented itself and moves on. “Anger and hatred are fuel. They motivate us to act, but they burn hot so they can’t […]
Karma is anything that prevents our minds form being blank slates, pregnant with unconditioned potential. Genes are karma; classical and operant conditioning are karma; our habits and instincts are karma.
No matter what the view it, how right it is, nothing seems to stick.
There’s such a fine line between introspection and self-indulgence.
“We’re looking for something that’s indivisible, that can stand on its own… that’s whole, perfect, and complete. That’s why we made God. That’s why we made emptiness, Suchness, and Buddha-nature. We’re on a perpetual quest for the lowest common denominator.”