The belief that knowledge, education, and technology can save us is delusion. What can protect us is morality and the Eightfold Path.
The truth about ceaseless stress of saṃsāra is everywhere, including in commercials which often aim at fixing the endless problems which assail us. Unlike the Dharma, TV commercials offer only a temporary fix. They never get at the root of the problem.
Uprooting the āsavas, the drivers of suffering, sets us on a course to profound peace, freedom, and bliss.
The hindrances prevent us from being alert, informed, and free to act in our best interest regardless if we are formally meditating or engaged in daily life.
The rioting and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, driven by delusion (moha) and hate (dosa), exploded in a torrent of violence, destruction, cruelty, racism, and anti-Semitism. We witnessed what happens when lies, enmity, and grievance are...