Monday, June 5, 2017


Not much good for anything else...
what is he good for, what can he do?
Ask the ragged man trying to get a few
pesos selling newspapers on the sidewalk,
motionless like a human kiosk. He doesn't 

So much depends on causes and
conditions, where you were born and
in what shape, the time in history. It's
not random....more like fate: the Buddhists
call it karma; cause and effect, laws of 
nature that aren't affected by the seeming
discontinuity of time. Nobody gets away 
with anything.

This is why the meek shall inherit the earth:
because they'll be all that's left after the evil
beings have been reborn in hell.

Anything you can imagine has occurred or
will occur in the universe somewhere...that's
why they call it the universe. No matter what
paradise you inhabit, no matter what torments
you experience in the lowest depths of 
existence, it will change to something else
eventually, since we have forever.

So, why bother?

Wouldn't it be better if the continuous struggle
ended? You know, the struggle to make things 
the way you want, the struggle to avoid pain,
the struggle to achieve a perpetual motion 
machine whose only  function is to operate

Well, that's what Buddha did...(how many 
times do I have to tell you?)...he found the
end to the struggle and the cure for suffering,
and millions of people have been finding the
same for themselves for the last 2500 years.

It's that clear and simple.

So, as the bumper sticker reads:  

"Buddhism: Eventually."


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