Chodron writes about enlightened warriors. This may evoke for you an image quite unlike any other kind of warrior. Draw, paint, or collage an image of what an enlightened warrior is to you.
Chodron describes the ego as being closed off, like a home in a guarded neighborhood. Come up with another analogy or create an image of how you visualize the ego.
Three Facts of Life
According to Buddha, there are three principle characteristics of human existence: impermanence, egolessness, and suffering or dissatisfaction. Describe what this means in your life or the life of someone you know (who could also be a fictional character). Do you believe these facts of life are common to us all?
Chadron writes that meditation teaches us steadfastness because the physical act of meditation is demanding on the mind and the body. It is difficult for human beings to...
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