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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar


META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010 (Author Central)





The Show About Nothing

The Show About Nothing


Coasting along during the age of passivity

Most would rather watch than participate in activity

How odd that truth is often stranger than fiction

Yet so many suffer from a rather common affliction

Our very own lives seem to us dreadfully boring

For we tend to miss a subtle thread underscoring

Everyday events that bring magnitudes of meaning

What's happening now is more than mere preening

Without pain and suffering, happiness is circumvented

As such, even those have a place among us discontented!

The Buddha's Four Noble Truths Explained

The Buddha's Four Noble Truths Explained

~ I: Dukkha (Cyclical Suffering) ~


It's a clear fact for any astute observer that our world is pervaded by suffering. Lasting joy is elusive and most people are caught within vicious cycles of their own creation (which is also Karma's true meaning).

~ II: Sumudaya (Suffering's Source) ~

Individuals are each responsible for their own personal problems. This is because desire lies at the root of all dissatisfaction. Furthermore, the wants of one are often at odds with the needs of many others.

~ III: Nirodha (Suffering's Cessation) ~

It's possible for suffering to cease at both the personal and communal level, if its base causes are redressed.

~ IV: Magga (The Path) ~

There's a sure and steady path that leads away from Samsara and toward Nirvana. Said path consists primarily of meditation, which doesn't mean focusing on any particular object, but passive observation of the full body-mind spectrum (including all its contents and any ongoing interactions). As the Buddha himself put it: "Meditate diligently to attain thine own salvation!"

 
Image: Cosmic Buddha courtesy of ~lokispace

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