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Three Marks of Existence

The Three Marks or The Three Basic Facts of Existence

In Buddhism, the Three Marks of Existence are three characteristics shared by all sentient beings, namely impermanence (anicca), suffering or unsatisfactoriness (dukkha), and non-self (anatta).

Annica – Impermanence – Nothing ever stays the same, and change is often painful in some way. You fall in love with your . . . → Read More: Three Marks of Existence

Reality TV and the Fifth Precept

A reader wrote in:

I just got through reading about the five precepts. Whew. There are some tough ideas in there to try to put into practice. If the idea of not watching my favorite reality television show causes me great suffering, shouldn’t I watch it? I say this half-joking. I don’t think that there is anything . . . → Read More: Reality TV and the Fifth Precept

Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

A reader wrote in:

It’s said in Buddhism that the way to happiness is not to escape or avoid pain, but to just “stay.” I recently decided to leave my job because I felt I was being treated poorly, and also because every day each task I was given felt insurmountable because I so badly . . . → Read More: Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

Podcast Episode 70: Anatman, Commercialization, and Children

http://media.blubrry.com/dailybuddhism/p/dailybuddhism.com/audio/DB70.mp3

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I’ve got some new audio equipment, which I’m still in the process of figuring out, but it should increase the sound quality of my podcasts. If you’ve been a longtime listener, drop me a note letting me know if this one is better or worse than older shows.

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He Made Me So Angry That I…

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My question has to do with anger in the Buddhist practice. One of the main reasons why I turned to Buddhism is to get better control of myself. I have been genetically cursed with a hot temper. I have been attempting to learn to control it all my life and I thought perhaps Buddhism may help . . . → Read More: He Made Me So Angry That I…