Why we need to be spiritually heroic

In Dharma, we become heroic when we betray our harmfulness. For instance, when we abstain from indulging in anger, arrogance, and impatience. Or when we don’t give in to unhealthy eating habits, excessive drinking, or drug use. We’re heroic when we don’t succumb to sexual urges that lead to unwholesome consequences. Heroism also rises when […]

The lineage of the Noble Ones

Arya (Sanskrit ārya; Pāli: ariya) adjective m & neuter Puthujjana (Sanskrit: pṛthagjana; Pāli: puthujjana) masculine According to the Buddha, no one is born noble. Rich, poor, miserable, prosperous; healthy, ill, able, disabled; man, woman, human, animal; westerner, easterner, northerner, southerner; with privilege, without privilege; straight, queer; black, white; leftist, right wing; conservative, progressive; capitalist, marxist, anarchist, fascist; pro-life, pro-choice; pro-vaccination, anti-vaxxer… […]