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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

Take a Liking to Your Frustration, Pain, and Boredom
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Take a Liking to Your Frustration, Pain, and Boredom

The practice of meditation is comprised of these three elements: working with yourself, working with the phenomenal world, and working with the warmth that develops. You begin to take a liking to your frustration, pain, and boredom. Everything is part of your world. From “Why We Meditate” in The Shambhala Sun, July 2014 by Chögyam … Continue reading