Posts Tagged ‘Buddha’

An End to Suffering

August 25, 2009

the-four-noble-truthsThe first of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths is that life means suffering. It is true indeed. No one escapes this life without experiencing pain and anguish.

The three remaining Truths, however, offer hope and comfort to all souls everywhere: attachment to desire is the cause of suffering; suffering can be overcome; and finally, the path of practice that leads to enlightenment and an end of suffering.

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
John H. Aughey

Implicit in the Buddha’s teachings is the distinction between pain and suffering. Pain is physical and cannot be avoided; suffering is emotional and can be transcended.

Suffering can be a (more…)

Another Serving of Humble Pie, Please

October 13, 2008

The Momma and me at the Continuum Center

At the October 1 Continuum Center event for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything,” I was amused by how people treated me given that I was the “guest of honor” at an event that charged an admission fee. For example, while I was standing next to my mom, a couple people came up and gushed about how wonderful her son is.

That just makes me laugh. Sure, I wrote a book and hobnobbed with some very interesting people, but, c’mon, I’m still the same goofball I’ve always been—and always will be. (I mean that in a good way; and I couldn’t be prouder that I raised my daughter to be a second-generation goofball!) (more…)