Sunday, July 25, 2010


Daily Buddhist Wisdom

From contact* comes feeling. From feeling comes reaction. This is what keeps us in the cycle of birth and death. Our reactions to our feelings are our passport to rebirth.

- Ayya Khema, "Being Nobody, Going Nowhere"

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*Contact with eyes, ears, touch, smell, taste, go to the mind, which translates each contact into good or bad, likable or repulsive etc. which leads to bondage of love or hate and that bondage leads to old age, sickness, death and rebirth; and that's how the cycle of never-ending EXISTENCE of each sentient being continues, putting the soul through a little 'honey' and lots and lots of miseries in innumerable - perhaps billions of lives and deaths! AGRASEN