Posts made in July, 2018

The Twelve Links – Part 7

Posted on Jul 28, 2018 in Tibetan Buddhism | 0 comments

“I now know many things about suffering in Samsara,” he thought. “I know that if I am suffering I can’t be happy, that there is a cause to suffering and that suffering can end. It is impermanent. So if there is a cause to suffering, then what is it? The cause of most of my suffering is other people,” he thought. “But if suffering is impermanent then all people would have to start being a lot nicer to me or everyone would have to die. Or maybe I would have to die.” None of those options seemed very realistic or particularly noble. There must be a more rational explanation. “No doubt all will...

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The Twelve Links – Part 6

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Nap was beginning to think that he was the only human who hadn’t heard of the Four Noble Truths, for it was all that people would talk about. Wanting to change the subject for a while, Nap asked Tara Yellow what she was doing in this deserted town. The answer he received was not what he wanted to hear. She told him that Tara Green had sent her to tell him of the 2nd Noble Truth. Even though he was interested in this stuff he wouldn’t have minded a night off. Nap promised himself then and there that he would let his hair down in the next town. All this talk of suffering was bringing him down....

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The Twelve Links – Part 5

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After dinner they continued their talk. Nap, wanting to show off his new found wisdom began to tell Cohen of the 1st Noble Truth, the truth of suffering. He told him of the function and the nature, but he had to stop at the completed effect for that he wasn’t sure of. Cohen wasn’t one to interrupt so he let Nap finish before telling him that he knew of true suffering and what’s more not only did he know the completed effect but he also knew the definition of true suffering. Nap felt rather foolish to have tried to impress Cohen but his thirst for knowledge overcame his embarrassment....

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