Archive for: March, 2015

Do You Fear the Depths?

What if a mystic were to tell you that suffering, in its 10,000 forms — the great variety of life’s sorrows, disappointments, conflicts, contradictions, perplexities, and all else — is ultimately an illusion, a dream from which you could awaken? Would you say, “Hallelujah, praise be Buddha! Where do I sign up so that I may…

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Thou Shalt Get Drunk Once a Year

  “Drink until you cannot tell the difference between Haman and Mordecai.” — Talmud Purim celebrates the survival of the Jewish people, during the Persian Empire, circa 400BCE. A plot had been hatched, a kind of “final solution,” to liquidate them. The holiday of Purim celebrates their survival. The story begins with Mordecai refusing to bow…

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