The word “buddha” tells us exactly the job to be done.

  The etymology of the word “buddha” is very delicious: budh implies the utter eradication of all delusions, all the neuroses, the painful emotions such as attachment, anger, low self-esteem and, of course, the root of them all, the primordial...

The logic of enlightenment

  Buddha’s saying that we can remove utterly from our minds all delusions and develop to perfection all goodness. That’s what’s implied by the Sanskrit word “buddha”: the full enlightenment, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche would say, of buddhahood.    What’s the...

Simply by existing we harm countless sentient beings

We vegans and vegetarians tend to have tunnel-vision when it comes to harming or not harming sentient beings. We’re convinced that merely by not eating creatures that we’re not causing the death of sentient beings. Not true! For sure, the meat and fishing and dairy...

Why should we forgive our enemies?

Seen from our own vantage point there are three categories of beings on this earth: friends, enemies, and strangers: those we adore, those we don’t like, and the rest – the vast majority – those we couldn’t care less about. It’s just the way we are and we never...