The very definition of a bodhisattva is one who forsakes final and complete nirvana for the sake of others, to help all other sentient beings attain nirvana first. Why? Because the bodhisattva knows that if just one person is unenlightened, nobody gets enlightened.
On the other hand, I’m appalled at the world. Disheartened and disenchanted. My boss had to ride BART into work today. And while she was on the train, she caught sight of a man across the way who kept staring at her and shaking his head something she gets a lot of being a black lesbian. But as the guy the was getting off the train, he said to her “Fuckin’ dyke,” and then spat on her before running out to MacArthur station.
All right all right. First off, today is the day. Today is the day that we get our new governor out here in California. Damn it. I feel in no way a need to complain about that. I think enough’s been said, frankly. And, even more frankly, who cares? Someone told me before the election […]
This week at San Quentin, I returned the papers I had the guys write. I asked them to answer what, to me, is a pretty simple question. Given that there is no duality between enlightenment and un-enlightenment, what’s duhkha (suffering)? And the answer, of course, is that duhkha is a misperception of reality. It doesn’t […]
There’s a kid in my class named Jay. He lives in H Block, technically a lower security building within San Quentin, but according to my director and the guys who live there, the guards are particularly rough on them as if they were lifers or some lower order of prison being. As an instructor, this […]