Craving for Sensual Pleasure

Craving for Sensual Pleasure

In the previous post, the Buddha identified three specific types of craving: Craving for sensual pleasure. Craving for existence. Craving for non-existence. In this post, we will go into detail regarding (1). When we say “craving for sensual pleasure”, it is actually...
How to Stop a Bomb

How to Stop a Bomb

It was the final climatic scene of the movie.  A huge bomb was about to blow up an entire building.  The clock was in its final countdown.  All attempts by the hero to disarm the bomb had failed.  They were mere seconds away from the...
Coming Up: the Second Noble Truth

Coming Up: the Second Noble Truth

Friends, If Soryu and I were forced to name one of the Four Noble Truths as the “linchpin” of the four, we would both choose the Second Noble. Because the Second Noble Truth primarily tells us that suffering has causes that accord with natural laws of cause and...