Like many experiences I’ve had, the float tank psychosis was just a neat adventure that I soon forgot. Yet these mystical moments have a way of catching up with us, of becoming relevant as time goes on.
…the benchmark for reality in a Buddhist view. Is it permanent? Is it causeless? If the answer is, “No,” to either of those, then it isn’t real…
Adding original songs to my music page.
It’s easy to get carried away with emptiness. I’ve met a lot of emptiness fanatics trolling the FB Buddha halls. I used to call them Zen Bastards, but I try not to be such an insufferable prick these days. But emptiness fixation is a very real danger. It can suck you into some pretty desolate […]
Buddhism isn’t anything to me.
The flow or the zone is all about focus, motion, and intention. Those pristine moments occur when the ego fades into the overall sway and movement of things.
Emptiness isn’t a thing, really, but the way of things… the same way that flowing isn’t a thing, it’s the nature of water.
Buddhism is in fact a whole, a single inter-connected Path that began with Siddhartha and continued to develop over the millennia.
“You’re my rock,” she said to me as we stood draped in a powerful embrace. Culture tells me that I should feel gladdened and honored; I should cherish the fact that I’m so important to someone. Her admission should make me feel strong, capable, and loved. Our culture is stupid. Beneath her heartfelt conveyance, I […]
It used to be that a practitioner would receive particular teachings only as the need arose… Now, anyone with an internet connection can peruse teachings that they might not be ready for or might not ever even need.