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The Buddha at Work – “All we are is dust in the wind, dude.”

posted by Jon Rubinstein
“The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing.” 
- Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

“That’s us, dude!” 
- Keanu Reeves, as Ted “Theodore” Logan

Whoa! Excellent! 

I’ve had impermanence on my mind recently. I’ve talked about it here before but it’s worth bringing up again. After all, it’s one of the most important things the Buddha taught. Here’s the thing: my life is totally excellent. Where I find myself getting into trouble is when I cling to its excellentness



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Johannah

posted April 11, 2011 at 7:10 am


Y4fULn Wow! That’s a really neat answer!



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Davis

posted June 23, 2014 at 2:46 am


hmmmm thanks for sharing this



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