The three marks of existence are Buddhism’s basic description of reality. These three simple truths, which characterize all things, are surprisingly transformative. They are: Impermance (Pali: annica): This truth is the foundation of Buddhism. The Buddha said that all compounded phenomena disintegrate. All things are made of parts, and all things fall apart. Another, blunter, way to put […]
So-called objective reality, Pico Iyer finds, is as fickle as the weather. Maybe that’s because it’s as much mind as matter.
We suffer, according to Buddhism, not because there’s anything wrong with us but simply because we misunderstand the nature of reality.
It’s not enough to renounce attachment to this life, says the Sakya Trizin. To be liberated we must transcend the idea of reality altogether.
Who is more radical than the Buddha, who overthrows all the conventional ways we see ourselves and our world?
“That which is not present in deep dreamless sleep is not real.” Ken Wilber discusses Emptiness.