When you breathe your last breath and wake up from your dream, you come to know that the events that took place in your dream were nothing at all. Just like this, when you are alive, all meetings and farewells of fate are one small piece of a dream. This is what 'illusion' is! So, … Continue reading I Dream of Truth
지기추상 대인춘풍 (持己秋霜 待人春風) Winter resets all; the life of what once was becomes cleared. The first frost triggers a coldness that is unforgiving. Everything goes back to a blank slate of white. No traces of warmth remain and even the sun retreats as quickly as she can. Through winter, nature removes what is unnecessary … Continue reading Winter’s Guidance
When I am awake, who dreams? When I am dreaming, who awakes? When I am living, who dies? When I am dying, who lives? If my awakened self is my real self, who is the one dreaming? If my dream self is my real self, who is the one awake? If my living self is … Continue reading Where am ‘I’?
The cold rain falls on a waiting owl. Has he lost his family? He stares at me fiercely and without a single blink. At the same time, the trees protect the birds and critters, the underground holes protect the snakes. But nothing protects the owl as it waits in silence. This is the difference between … Continue reading Knowledge and Wisdom
Disclaimer: this is only 80 percent right. Desire, Pride, Anger, Remorse Eighty percent of mankind live under these emotions. Being born a human being is very rare and requires pure intention of our will, yet Were we born to live under these ego-centric emotions? Were we meant to live our lives until we die under … Continue reading Value of 80 percent
Why are fast food and junk food cheaper than healthy, natural foods? I asked this question to a food politics professor and all she could say was, “…. I don’t know.” The basis for this question came from our current food crisis. Ironically, many citizens in what our society calls “highly-developed nations” — or what I … Continue reading The Health of our Current System
Many of us fear the past. We think about it in our most idle times and we feel anger, disdain, disappointment, and a plethora of negative emotions. We ask ourselves: "Why on earth did I do this? Why did I even say that? What's wrong with me?" Please relax! There is nothing wrong with you. … Continue reading I Fear the Past