Emptiness and dependent arising go together

  Buddha says that whatever exists necessarily exists in dependence upon various factors – causes, parts, and so on – and is therefore empty of existing from its own side: the two truths: dependent arising and emptiness. One of our biggest mistakes when we hear...

What is anger and what is it not?

A perfect question. And the perfect answer, “Anger is the response when attachment doesn’t get what it wants.” Attachment just can’t stand problems. It only wants what I want, it only wants everything to be lovely. So anger’s like a panic attack. We just can’t cope....

What is anger and what isn’t it?

  A perfect question. And the perfect answer, which I heard from a lama, is: “Anger is the response when attachment doesn’t get what it wants.” But what is it not?   Anger is not physical. Anger is part of our mind, and our mind is not physical. It...

What is anger and what is it not?

A perfect question. And the perfect answer is: “Anger is the response when attachment doesn’t get what it wants.” But what is it not? Anger is not physical. Anger is part of our mind, and our mind is not physical. It exists in dependence upon the brain, the genes, the...

What is anger and what is anger not?

From the Buddhist perspective, attachment is a neurotic neediness to get what I want every second, and the moment it’s thwarted anger is what arises. Because attachment is a fantasy it’s not sustainable, the bubble has to burst, and it has nowhere to go but to...