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Earlier today, I got really upset about something that I was rejected for. It was something I originally didn’t want, but was invited to take part in. However, I started to get my expectations up, and then when I was … Continue reading
Recently, I was looking up companies on a website called Glassdoor, a website that let’s employees rate their own company. I looked up one large IT company (starts with a “G”) and the very first comment, by an 8-year employee … Continue reading
Something else that I read in Professor Shigaraki’s (信楽 峻麿) book, Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path, recently, which I wanted to share: Today the original teachings of Gautama Buddha [Shakyamuni] are largely compiled in the Pāli scriptural texts. A … Continue reading
“Look at this bible I bought, 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everyone’s a sinner, except for this guy.” One of the age-old questions that people have sought to answer is whether people are inherently good, or inherently … Continue reading
(Sometimes it’s just better to be quiet and listen…) Recently I had a small epiphany about Buddhist “culture” in the West, especially convert (non-Asian) Buddhists. Buddhist communities online and some communities I’ve seen in person remind me a lot of … Continue reading
So lately, I’ve been reading a lot of books on Pure Land Buddhism (浄土仏教). It started with Thich Nhat Hanh’s book Finding Our True Home, which is a very modern interpretation of Pure Land Buddhism. I found the book interesting, … Continue reading
My daughter, “Princess“, recently told me a sad story at her school that I wanted to share. Princess is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade. In her class, she sits at a large table with other kids, … Continue reading
I saw an interesting photo on Twitter months ago by @KyotoDailyPhoto. The temple, a Tendai temple, is called Shinnyodō (真如堂) in Kyoto. That photo shows a rock garden that looks like the death (入滅) of the Buddha, where the Buddha … Continue reading
Recently fellow blogger rubot (blog here) re-tweeted this quotation from another Twitter account: This is a famous quotation by Russian author Leo Tolstoy. This was actually a letter written in 1896 titled “Patriotism, or Peace?” and the text above is: … Continue reading