Why does there always need to be a reason or cause for everything?
A while back I had mentioned to a monk that my brother has an illness that causes him to lose all the muscle tissue in his body and that he is completely immobile. The monk started to explain to me the law of Karma and that … [Read More...]
My quest for happiness has brought me back to Tucson. I have been a little stressed out the past few days, but I finally found a room-mate two days ago so my nerves are settling now. I’m at the library writing this as we don’t have internet at the apartment.
On Monday morning, August 3rd, I returned from Rathayatra … [Read More...]
Lately, I have been feeling a bit lost. I’m not sure what my next move should be. I want to continue traveling, but I need to rest for a while back home in Illinois. I went back to my father’s house after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in California. I trekked through 60 miles of rugged terrain in the … [Read More...]
I’ve recently realized that being wealthy can inhibit real experiences with people and the World. I would like to have a lot of money, obviously. But, I believe it really can prevent you from living life. Last summer I packed up all my belongings and headed out west for a long road-trip. I really wanted to see Tucson and … [Read More...]
We are all so desperately searching for happiness. Some search through drugs. Some search for happiness through a better career or finding their significant other. This core truth of humanity exposes that suffering is the nature of life. Searching is a sign of pain. In fact, searching = pain.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been giving … [Read More...]
A while back I was discussing chess with my father. I made the erroneous comment: “There is best move in every position. And, my father immediately responded with, “Is that true?”. I am the chess player and he is the one who knew better. And, the more I kept pondering his response, the more I realized just how profound … [Read More...]