On Unskillful Means: Cultivating Ignorance

The cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance. Gautama Buddha I have been thinking of this lately. About how many of us suffer but we do not know why we suffer, we are ignorant to the real causes and conditions of our suffering.  I have also been thinking of a different kind of ignorance.Continue reading “On Unskillful Means: Cultivating Ignorance”

The Compassionate Light of the Buddha Amida

The Buddha of Infinite light casts her compassionate light on every finite living being; regardless – even though we are blinded by passions & run in circles, her light is unobstructed. Is there anyone among you who can out run the sun? Where are you running too anyway? It is true we are foolish …Continue reading “The Compassionate Light of the Buddha Amida”

The Pure Land a Place or a Symbol or Both?

When I first came to Buddhism, I was fascinated about how doctrinaire it could be and it felt a lot like the judeo-christian world with all the arguments about purity of doctrine and who was right and wrong.  For those new to Buddhism, you will see that in the different schools.  thankfully there are the 84,000 Dharma-doors – there areContinue reading “The Pure Land a Place or a Symbol or Both?”

You are….

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself. .                                                                                                                                                                          Alan Watts