The destruction of suffering

The Buddha continued to meditate on the chain of causation.     By the destruction of ignorance, body, speech and mind are destroyed. By the destruction of body, speech and mind, consciousness is destroyed. By the destruction of consciousness, the names and forms or...

The origin of suffering

The Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under a tree. He meditated on the chain of causation.     From ignorance spring body, speech and mind. From body, speech and mind springs consciousness. From consciousness spring the names and forms of objects. From the names...

Get the facts straight

Here are some more Mulla Nasruddin Stories. None of these are my original stories and I have made no such claims either. These are just collected in one place for you to enjoy and understand this great folk character… Save the best for last The young lady had...

True Knowledge

Mullah Nasruddin’s  (also known as Nasruddin Hoja) stories are famous all over the world. Nobody knows the real history of this person. Some say he was an Afghan, other claim his origins to Turkey and yet others say he was from Iran….. Given below are a...

Has the dog Buddha nature or not?

The Emperor asked Master Gudo, “What happens to a man of enlightenment after death?” “How should I know?” replied Gudo. “Because you are a master,” answered the Emperor. “Yes sir,” said Gudo, “but not a dead...

Unix and Master Foo

Zen has a great influence on UNIX or maybe most UNIX professionals believe that they are part of UNIX and their work and hence Zen… The Heart of Zen is a calm mind that is focused on the Buddha. I am the Buddha and my life is my work. The  Rootless Root   has...