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April 3, 2018

Continued from yesterday, read previous part HERE.

The Tiger 

What Sakyamuni likened to a fierce tiger is impermanence-one's own death. The tiger's pursuit of the traveler signifies the way impermanence wreaks havoc in our lives. That a ravenous tiger is hot on the heels...

April 2, 2018

The unfathomable desolation of the lonely traveler: What does the story mean?

Continued from yesterday, read previous part HERE.

What is a human being? Humanity’s true plight, which Sakyamuni made clear in this story from the Parable Sutra, dramatically shows why people...

April 2, 2018

The Buddha says, this is YOU!

Here Sakyamuni Buddha paints a compelling picture of human existence. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy was so impressed with this story from the Parable Sutra that he wrote, “No other story offers such an unvarnished portrayal of the human cond...

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