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Is there a smoking gun?

Imagine for just a moment that we don't die. How would that affect the way we live? It's true that it can breed an incredible poverty inducing complacency. The belief that a person is born the way they are because of karma...

By | 2010-01-11T06:59:35+00:00 August 8th, 2007|Zen|0 Comments

The End of Karma

The promise of Buddhism is to end pain and suffering. Or as it's called in Prakrit, dukka. What's curious about life is that there are particular situations that seem to be triggers for dukka. And I think in the western world, at least, they are money and relationships with perhaps a third thrown in there, at least as we grow older - death. Or perhaps that's my own constellation...

By | 2010-01-11T06:59:44+00:00 August 6th, 2007|Zen|0 Comments