Monthly Archives: January 2013


You can’t get what you want. If you understand the principle that you can’t get something because you want it and that you only get what comes from conditions, cause and effect, then desire gets weaker and weaker. Craving will … Continue reading

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Chekhov on religion

Though not religious, Chekhov often depicted religion at its best, which, for him, meant it could revivify a person’s sense of the world. – from “Chekhov’s Enlightenment” (The New Criterion)

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Why Chekhov Wrote

I still do not have a firm political, religious, and philosophical outlook: I change it monthly, and therefore I’m compelled to limit myself to the description of how heroes love, marry, produce children, die, and how they speak. – Chekhov

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The Happiness of the Buddha

  Try to be mindful, and let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful rare animals will come to drink at the pool, and … Continue reading

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