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Sudden realisations triggering euphoric state?

Hi, During the course of my life I’ve experienced two events that I will always remember, and I’ve searched hard to try and find people who may have experienced similar, to no avail. Both...

Monkey Mind

A young boy went into the bush to hunt with his bow and arrow. He saw a monkey on the branch of a tree and aimed his arrow. The monkey spoke to him, “Stop. You must think before you shoot me. If you...

Personality traits and ego

Wanted to get your thoughts on this. Personality traits revolve the idea that people exhibit certain traits that define them and essentially describe the person that they are. The idea that one is...

Dynamic ego

This idea came today:- Becoming present is not so much about having no ego at any point in time (except perhaps when meditating). It is more of a transition from a ‘static-ego’; that is,...

I'm done

It was upon realizing that both creating the idea – that there was a problem, and creating the solution – enlightenment, or what I imagined it to be – came from the same place. You...

Zen and Boat Building

If I asked you to build a boat, but no tools were present, washing your bowl would not suffice. What you are doing with Zen is not akin to building a boat, although it seems this way initially because...