Various methods for dealing with our crazy roommates

  The essential job of being a Buddhist is to distinguish between the deluded, neurotic, unhappy thoughts in our head and the positive, virtuous, appropriate ones. That’s it! Buddha’s unique approach to the mind is that we can rid our mind utterly of the voices...

Don’t believe in our karmic appearances

  Let’s analyze how an object of attachment appears to us, let’s say chocolate cake. First you see the shape and the color. That’s instant. The eye consciousness perceives shape and color, that triggers instantly the mental consciousness, where the memory is...

Stop believing in our own karmic appearances!

How do things exist for us? As Lama Zopa Rinoche says, “The way the world out there appears back to us is in the aspect of what’s in our mind.” Depending on our past karmic imprints and what’s in our mind now, things appear to us a certain way.  And, of course,...