In this episode, Professor Thurman points out the unspoken rule in our culture that it isn’t OK to be happy for no apparent reason. He explains that in fact, reality is bliss and joyfulness. When we understand the nature of reality, it makes perfect sense to be happy. We just don’t experience our life that way because we think we are separate from everything else. This, he explains, was the Buddha’s discovery.
This episode is the first of a two-part recording of a lecture given at Tibet House California on June 4, 2015, titled “Tibet’s Gift to the World.” The lecture will conclude in episode 28.
Love Your Enemies
Life has a way of thwarting our plans, leaving even the most sainted of us frustrated and fearful at times. But losing our cool causes more problems than it solves. So when people and circumstances …