Necessary disappointments

If people didn’t disappoint us, we wouldn’t get to appreciate those who don’t do that. Therefore, I feel there is a point in having to go through disappointments. I will try to explain. Buddhism teaches us that if we have no expectations, we won’t ever be disappointed so we won’t suffer unnecessarily.  However, to reach […]

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The solace of belief.

A few years ago I asked one of my students why, after retiring, he had decided to turn to Buddhism. His answer was unexpected. I didn’t understand it then, but I do now. Give it time and most things in life will become clear. “As I age, my friends are slowly dying, and I need […]

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