We can mold our mind into any shape we like

  What is it that we are trying to achieve? What is the result of this graded path, this lamrim, what’s the result of this course? Well, it’s an accomplishment called “enlightenment” or “buddhahood.” This term “enlightenment” is used by lots of people in lot of...

Can we prove Buddhism?

In the world we’ve got “science” and “religion” — they seem to be the two main approaches. We all accept that if it’s science it can be proved. Einstein tells us about relativity, for example. But the moment we hear about reincarnation, let’s say, we know it fits in...

Guilt or accountability?

We all deeply crave to be seen as a good person and cannot stand it when we’re not. So when we do something like have a fight with a friend or take something that doesn’t belong to us, we immediately feel bad – we feel guilty. It’s necessary, of course, to acknowledge...

How do we know whom to trust?

One of the most painful experiences is betrayal of trust. But how to ensure that someone – our colleague, our close friend, our beloved, or simply our next-door neighbour – is worthy of our trust? Or, putting it another way, how can we learn to develop the wisdom to...

Karma: we create our own reality

According to Buddha we’re not created by anyone else, either a superior being or our parents. Instead, we’re the product of our own past. This is the broad meaning of the law of karma, the law of cause and effect. Everything we think, do and say leaves imprints or...