“The only valid viewpoint for any decision is eternity.”
But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and...– Alan Watts
On Broken Glass
Ajahn Chah was a highly respected Buddhist teacher who died in 1992. A teaching of his that I would like to share is this: We often describe other people as well as ourselves as being people who see their ‘glass’ as half-full or half-empty. Chah suggests that perhaps the best option is to see your glass as broken. He says that you can enjoy your glass; drink from it, see that it...
It makes me sad to see how many people are happy being unhappy with and in their lives. I realised quite a while ago that contrary to popular opinion, it is easier to be miserable than to be happy. Depression is not ugly for how it makes you feel as such, but how you let it take ahold of you. Rather than focusing on the things that are wrong with your life, focus on the things that are good in it....
“If you believe in the higher-self this is a simple trick of the lower-self. If you believe that, really, there is no lower self- that somehow or another the higher-self has to shine through- the very fact that you think it has to shine through gives validity to the existence of the lower-self. If you think you have a lower-self or an ego to get rid of and then you fight against it, nothing...