I'm not sure why anyone would be here.

 

Taking the very last Cathay Pacific transoceanic 747 flight. So sad.

The fundamental philosophical principle of Buddhism is that all our suffering comes about as a result of an undisciplined mind, and this untamed mind itself comes about because of ignorance and negative emotions. For the Buddhist practitioner then, regardless of whether he or she follows the approach of the Fundamental Vehicle, Mahayana or Vajrayana, negative emotions are always the true enemy, a factor that has to be overcome and eliminated. And it is only by applying methods for training the mind that these negative emotions can be dispelled and eliminated. This is why in Buddhist writings and teachings we find such an extensive explanation of the mind and its different processes and functions. Since these negative emotions are states of mind, the method or technique for overcoming them must be developed from within. There is no alternative. They cannot be removed by some external technique, like a surgical operation.

The 14th Dalai Lama, Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection, 2004 (via absurdlakefront)

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rikdaddy:

Steamed pork buns. #KaoChi #taipei #tpe #taiwan #chinesefood #food #foodpics #foodporn #hogcity #bao

Sometimes I feel like I should walk alone. I don’t own people and I don’t feel owned by other people. But it feels like people want to own me.

We all have wars we must fight and it is nice to have a friend or be a friend to help. But there is no ownership. That friend will be there because of the friendship. Maybe some will be there because they are owned.

Not me. I’m there for you exactly because you don’t own me.