The Powerful Seed of Gentleness
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Powerful Seed of Gentleness

When we look into ourselves, we tend to fixate on our neurosis, restlessness, and aggression. Or we might fixate on how wonderful, accomplished, and invulnerable we are, but those feelings are usually superficial, covering up our insecurities.Take a look.There is something else, something more than all that. We are willing: willing to wait, willing to … Continue reading

The First Noble Truth
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

The First Noble Truth

The key to understanding the truth of suffering is what the Buddha called the “three marks” of everything that exists. All conditioned phenomena, he said, are pervaded by these three marks: impermanence (anitya), dissatisfaction or suffering (duhkha), and insubstantiality (anatman, “without self”). According to the Buddha, if we do not understand how conditioned phenomena are … Continue reading