Suffering is the nature of the human experience

Screen shot 2010-09-06 at 2.14.42 PM“Suffering is the nature of the human experience. There is no material solution for this problem, but there is a spiritual solution. The solution is not extinction. Nirvana means the extinction of suffering, not the extinction of being.

In the Third Turning of the Wheel of Dharma, the Buddha taught about the four marks of ultimate truth: True Purity, True Bliss, True Being, and True Permanence. That is our nature.

It is why we are so uncomfortable here.

We want to be happy all the time, but we are in the wrong place. And, this ‘wrong place’ is mentally constructed. We can de-construct it. That is enlightenment.

Enlightenment is not spiritual suicide. The walls will not disappear when we are enlightened. This reality will not change, but our identification with it will cease.“

—Tashi Nyima

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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