Becoming

One of the primary reasons we meditate is to observe in real time how desire ensnares us, how we become inhabitants of stressful worlds. When we fully understand this process, we are one mind-moment away from liberating the mind from its compulsive roaming and habit...

The Enjoyable

In Samyutta Nikkaya 22:27 the Buddha speaks candidly about his meticulous and exhaustive investigation into the many enjoyable things about body and mind. He then sets out with equal determination and scrupulousness to uncover the drawbacks and perils of delicious...

Restlessness

Restlessness is the second to the last fetter before full awakening and is an essential driver of becoming. When restlessness dominates our mind, we reject what is and search for pleasant contacts and enticing activities. Unsettled, discontented, we want something...