Everything the Buddha Ever Taught in 2 Words


I loved this article posted by Benjamin Riggs titled, Everything the Buddha Ever Taught in 2 Words. It’s an old one, but a good one. “The point of Life is Life, to participate in the melody. Melodies are streams; they are flowing. You cannot frame them or dam them up. When you do there is no flow. That is death.”

He continues to discuss “The only way to participate in the melody is through simple awareness. Simple awareness is fluid. A simple mind loses its sense of self in the music, whereas a self-centered mind keeps trying to pause the music. We are trying far too hard to hear what we want to hear, rather than moving to the music, living. We stand back as a spectator, a listener trying catch the beat. We want to grab a hold of it, own it, identify with it.”