Emptiness is So Full

Emptiness is So Full

“The farmer’s carrot-and-stick approach will cease to work once you perceive the emptiness of both carrot and stick.” There is a very important teaching closely related to dependent origination and non-self that gained a position of preeminence in many schools of...
Breaking the Causal Chain of Suffering

Breaking the Causal Chain of Suffering

(Context: Dependent Origination.) The most important thing about the teaching on dependent origination is it provides the answer to how to end suffering.  If your understanding of dependent origination does not lead to ending suffering, then you are missing the...
How to Karma Without Your Self

How to Karma Without Your Self

In an earlier post, we stated the Buddhist teaching of non-self.  That leads to two questions about karma that confound many people studying Buddhism, which turn out to have answers that are surprisingly understandable.  The two questions are: How can...