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Tathata or Suchness

Tathata means ‘Suchness’, or ‘as-is-ness of the moment’. When I first came across this word ‘Suchness’ in Zen literature, I thought, ‘What the heck is Suchness? 235 more words

Buddhism

The Drums European Tour-Paris, Le Trabendo

So I know I’ve been a little lax in posting lately but of course I had to update all ya’ll on the incredible life-altering experience I had last night. 360 more words

Encyclopedia

Million thanks to everyone _/\_

We had our millionth view this morning.


Million thanks to everyone _/\_

Encyclopedia

Book Review: Outlining Hinduism's essence and history, entry by encyclopedic entry - Koenraad Elst

“The importance of this Encyclopedia in a Hindu self-reassertion is that Hindus have at last decided to speak for themselves. Whereas outsiders like Wendy Doniger can only speak of Hinduism in caricatures, here Hindus have given an account of their own understanding of their civilization. 4,997 more words

India

307. Free information

Who hasn’t used Wikipedia at some point?

It had never occurred to me how it was funded – until now that is…

Visit Wikipedia this week and you’ll get a message like this one: 206 more words

Charity

Brothers and sisters in suffering, old age, sickness and death, by Ajahn Sumedho

The Buddha pointed to an existential truth. It’s about existence. Suffering (dukkha) is about our human existence. And the actual meaning of `exist’ is to `stand forth’. 1,044 more words

Buddhism

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (wtf?)

At first glance I’m reminded of the sci-fi movie, “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (the 1951 version with Michael Rennie).  A popular trivia question with classic sci-fi fanatics is quoting what Rennie’s alien character, Klaatu, commands to the robot, Gort, to not destroy Earth…  “ 1,017 more words

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