Train of thought from a sick Buddhist. I’m just rambling about the things I’ve been reading and the thoughts I’ve been having in relation to my illness (Type 1 Diabetes). It starts off with thinking about diabetes, but ends with thinking about thinking. Minding mind. Check it out!
Watch the doors.
Peace in all these steps. Travelling to the Lotus Temple. I made some videos. Check ’em out!
Reading the Longer Sukhavativyuha (the Longer Sutra about the Pure Land of Amitabha) for you. This is part 2.
Walking Mindfully is pleasant. Talking off the top of my head for the benefit of all beings and nonbeings is fun!
There is the practice of the Ten Recollections. One of these recollections is ‘Recollection of the Tathagata’. Here, in this most wonderful Mahayana text, the Vimalakirti Sutra, we hear about how Vimalakirti sees the Buddha as being of the same nature as his own true, or “ultimate” (paramārtha) nature.
Is this ok? Yeah. It’s ok.
It is a thing I’ve been avoiding. I haven’t wanted to discuss addiction. But, in all honesty, addiction has been my teacher and I pay infinite respect to my guru.
Here are some lessons I’ve learned about ‘letting go’.
Extracting discussion of Mindfulness of Breath from Thanisarro Bhikkhu’s: “A Meditator’s Tools”. This is all from the introduction. It is so beautiful!