Posts tagged with ‘enlightenment’

Life is fleeting so first of all learn about death

April 12, 2014

Nichiren – The Importance of the Moment of Death With it’s dramatically sombre title, “The Importance of the Moment of Death“, Nichiren tells us exactly what’s on his mind. The text of the letter shows that it was sent to an unknown person to read to the lay nun Myōhō.  Presumably she was unable to […]

The Hell of Incessant Suffering and the Land of Tranquil Light

March 3, 2010

The Hell of Incessant Suffering and the Land of Tranquil Light Note: This was originally published here on Sunday, September 24th, 2006 at 4:28 pm and filed under Buddhism..  The link has been dead for quite some time, looks unlikely to re-appear,  so I’m showing the words here as they are so wonderful because they […]

Curious Suicide

November 12, 2009

The Coroner and The Law I’m often struck when reading the papers or news, to see the coroner’s verdict on someone’s death as: Ending his own life “while the balance of his mind was disturbed” Well they have to say something, it’s their job, but the phrase is very peculiar.  It is also very common, […]

Backwards and Forwards Through Time

July 25, 2009

Exploring the Simultaneous Nature of Cause & Effect Star Trek: The Next Generation: Finale, Episode – “All Good Things…” I’ve just watched the double episode finale to the TNG Picard series just after the cyclists finished their ascent of Mont Ventoux in this years Tour de France.  It was “All Good Things…”(see link, link & […]

Dalai Lama Rejects Buddhism and Hero Worship

June 1, 2009

The Next Dalai Lama Rejects Buddhism and Hero Worship, that is! Way back in 1986, the next Dalai Lama, a little Spanish boy, was chosen.  Apparently, Osel Hita Torres can’t take it, a life deprived of television, movies (save one), football and girls. He’s now a film student in Madrid. He rejects all that his status […]