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{ Monthly Archives } January 2008

Watch this space…

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. — Buddha Ordinary life has intervened, but I’ll have more substantive posts up this weekend at the latest.

The First Great Truth: Things Suck

Remember that Gautama, when he first launched himself willy-nilly on the Path of The Great Liberation, didn’t know he was becoming the Great Liberator; this wasn’t a career path. It was more like some rich hippie kid (remember hippies?) “dropping out.” After growing up sheltered, sequestered, he happened to see old people, sick people, corpses […]

The Four Great Truths

About 2500 years ago, the pampered, sheltered son of a minor king in a tiny satrapy about the size of Los Angeles looked around himself one day and said “Why are things so unsatisfactory? I have everything — the most beautiful wife in the country, concubines, a beautiful son, I spend my days practicing archery […]