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Jun 30, 2018
In this episode, as a fun diversion, I'm going to talk about "the Buddhist answer to everything. And the answer is: "Maybe."
A loose quote from The Lankavatara Sutra: "Things are not what they seem; nor are they otherwise” … which is really saying things are as we label them and we label them as perceive them at the moment. But someone else may perceive them in a different way and we, also, may very probably perceive them in a different way, at a different time, under different circumstances. Yep, that's a maybe.
Buddhism is experiential. You must practice to find out the answer. You must apply it to understand it. You need to ask the questions of yourself and find your own answers. "Maybe" puts certainty on hold ... giving you time to find your own truth.