Zen Spot #94 — Mindfulness, meditation and a Buddhist’s remnants of original sin February 19, 2018 00:05
I was born with the destiny of burning forever in the next life. Following lessons on Abraham and Moses, eventually I was taught that, unless I lived life in the manner a man dressed in black deemed sufficient, the consequences were the most unthinkable torture imaginable.
Grab an ember from the bottom of a bonfire. I was six when this belief was hammered into my skull.
Truism of birthright
Give me a child until he is seven years old and I will give you back anything you want.
Like napalm on the brain stem
No matter how far I travel down The Noble Eightfold Path, the fire resides in the back of my mind. It is always there.
I deserve it.
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What are The Four Noble Truths?
- The truth of suffering
- The truth of the origin of suffering
- The truth of the cessation of suffering
- The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering
What is The Noble Eightfold Path?
- Right view
- Right intention
- Right action
- Right speech
- Right livelihood
- Right effort
- Right mindfulness
- Right concentration
What is a Dharma Wheel?