Posted by Stephen Pema Dorje on November 14, 1999 at 11:54:52:
In Reply to: Suchness posted by Meghan on November 14, 1999 at 10:43:04:
I really don't know what your idea of Suchness is, but emptiness to me is what you described about all beings and the universe being interrelated. We are separate as in I'm Stephen and you are Meghan. We are two different persons. But in the real essence of all around us we (all) are not completely separate. When we live our lives "attached" to the notion of being completely
separate, that's where the problems start. If I show anger, greed, etc., it does affect others. The Dalai Lama has some great teachings as do other teachers. I just finished his most recent book "Ethics for the new Millenium". It really has some good thoughts and lessons for the religious and non-religios, buddhist and non-buddhist alike. I especially like his dialouge about being "religious" as compared to being "spiritual". Enjoy your journey!!
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