Monday, August 31, 2009

Take a Look Within

The essential truth of suffering is that neither individual nor social problems are due chiefly to external conditions.

- B. Alan Wallace, Tibetan Buddhism From the Ground Up

5 comments:

Mariana Soffer said...

Alan watts was an amazing person. I read 2 of his books and they made me learn a lot about budhism. They where both about zen.

here is another quote from himself that I like and it can leave in armony with the one you posted in your blog


“And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment. “

V said...

Observe thoughts. Thoughts are the causes of suffering.

Don said...

The essential truth of suffering is that neither individual nor social problems are due chiefly to external conditions.

Tell that to someone standing in an ant bed.

V said...

Greed is an internal condition. It comes from within.

V said...

Look inside you and see the causes of ignorance and delusion. For the Kingdom of Hell is also within you.