Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Unentangling from "Me, Myself & I"

     "... the 'heartwood,' the pith, the essence of the Buddhist teachings is the practice of non-clinging. It is living with a mind void of the feelings of 'I' and 'mine'.
     When we (take voidness as our fundamental principle), we have a wonderful tool for understanding and making use of every one of the many concepts and skillful means that lie within the Buddhist tradition."

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree - The Buddha's Teachings on Voidness 
by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Wisdom, 1994

Sky in Eagle Lake

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Live in joy,
In love,
Even among those who hate.

Live in joy,
In health,
Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy,
In peace,
Even among the troubled.

Look within.
Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of the way.

from the DHAMMAPADA, translated by Thomas Byron

Teachings of the Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield 
Shambhala, Boston, 2012 

Dale Pbwu   www.dpreview.com

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Imagine Being Able to Love

               imagine letting go of fear,
               imagine letting go of anger,
               imagine letting go of craving,
               imagine letting go of obsessing about "self",

               what's left?

               freedom to love

P. Michael Lovas