Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Buddha sought "a wholly different way of living as a human being."

In the Chain of Dependent Causation, karma (actions) determine consciousness. Consciousness - "the last idea or impulse of a dying human being" - determines rebirth.

From Karen Armstrong's Buddha

Saturday, August 14, 2010

For every downhill,
the deeper the easier,
there is an uphill,
the steeper the harder.

A Lesson From Biking

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I dreamed a lot when I was younger
I'm older now and still I hunger
For some understanding,
There's no understanding, now
Was there ever?

Ambrosia, Harvey