If it were not for certain people’s greed for wealth, the highways would be filled with cars powered by the sun, and no one would be starving. Such advances are technologically and physically possible, but apparently not emotionally possible.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
from the book What Makes You Not a Buddhist
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- What is life?
- Like a child at the cinema
- Change is inevitable
- Where will they scatter my ashes
- Being a Buddhist
- Pride and pity
- Eventually we are disappointed
- Our true nature is like a wineglass
- The cup that holds the teachings
- Enlightened beings may seem insane
- Happily ever after
- The habit of self
- Clinging to our hopes and fears
- Today is the death of yesterday
- Appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence
- The real enemy
- Like moths to the flame