The Daily Buddha Articles
Food For Thought. . .
Meditation practice offers the ability to transform every experience in your everyday life. Food is certainly one of those everyday experiences which is greatly transformed and often in very interesting and rewarding ways.
The Taboo Topic. . .
Death is an often taboo topic in Western society. We do everything we can to not only avoid the subject but pretend that it doesn’t even exist. The reality is, this is really unfortunate and in no way helps us lead better lives. Becoming keenly aware of your own impermanence and deeply understanding the nature of death with regards to our interconnectedness are both things which can help us find great peace.
Change Within. . .
Buddhists understand that you can hardly help another before you help yourself. But this isn’t referring to you gaining power or riches before you can help others or living in a way that you ignore others.
Live Deeply. . .
To live deeply, in a way that you become keenly aware of the precious nature of life, is to begin down the path of true peace and happiness.
A Revered Quality. . .
Compassion is one of the most revered qualities in Buddhism and great compassion is a sign of a highly realized human being.
The Essence of Truths. . .
The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha’s teachings, though they leave much left unexplained. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.
Beauty. . .
Ideas of beauty are found in almost, if not every, culture. At almost every period in human history, these ideas have also shared many similarities.