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What is your worst-case life scenario?

I recently had a strong episode of self-grasping and associated suffering. That's the bad news. The good news is that this episode led to the purging of an old limiting belief that was the source...

The biological basis for our unsatisfactory lives

I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no satisfaction 'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try I can't get no, I can't get no Keith Richards / Mick Jagger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0 The Buddha's first...

Should Buddhists donate their organs?

Recently, I heard a monk advise a class that they should get themselves off the organ donation registry.  I was appalled.  His argument was that our consciousness remains with the body for some time after death,...

What would true cessation of suffering feel like if you found it?

First, I want to acknowledge that I'm not fit to answer this question. If I were enlightened, perhaps I would know true cessations -- and know that I know true cessations, but alas, I...

Judgments of good or bad lead to suffering

Most people evaluate each event that occurs in life as either good or bad. Their evaluation is generally based on whether they wanted something to occur or not. And they do this without any...