We’re All Buddhists (we just don’t know it)

Like any Buddhist, I understand that problems are inevitable. We all go through it and we will continue to go through it. As long as we are alive, human and trying to be happy, things will go wrong. This is where I am able to empathise with almost everyone I come across in life- we’re all trying so hard. I see Buddhists everywhere, because we’re all struggling with the same thing: happiness. We’re all trying to make sense of what is happening and why we’re here. Whatever race, gender or religion we belong to, we are all unified in our search for true meaning.

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7 things to watch on the internet if you’re having a bad day

Having a bad day? Here are 7 things that’ll make you laugh even if you’re in a funk right now and can’t figure out which way is up and which way is down. This is a Shiba inu. It’s a Japanese breed that has become incredibly popular in the West. In this video, watch as…

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Why not just kill myself?

I’ll tell you why not. I think it’s safe to say that out of all the people who’re reading this post, 80% will have experienced suicidal thoughts. No you didn’t read that wrong. I am talking about suicidal ideation. And the title pretty much covers the first thought we have when we contemplate suicide: Why not…

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Let Yourself

Is it one of those days where you’ve been too hard on yourself? Been too self-critical? Witnessed a dream shatter? Pushed yourself too hard and fallen down? Been unfairly treated? Here are some tips that you can try. You need to let yourself do one or more of them. None of these are blanket-rules and…

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Do we need ears to care, or just a heart?

  Did you happen to catch the opening to her speech? Did you realize what she just did there? In the space of a heartbeat, social activist Ruma Roka managed to intrigue you, puzzle you and frustrate you by simply pantomiming and not uttering a single word. Did you wonder what she was doing at…

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Apocalypse Now? Yes Please! : Birth Control and Overpopulation

When I read Dan Brown’s Inferno this week, I didn’t expect it to be about what it turned out to be about. Should I tag a ‘Spoiler Alert’ here? Maybe I should. I’ll try a different tack- I don’t know much about global problems. So far, my interests have been limited to localized social problems-…

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Not all memories are good : A fragile family snapshot

All of us want to believe that with time, every painful memory fades away or can be reminisced about with ease one day. Yet all of us know that in some cases, the memory is so firmly cemented in a foundation of pain that a different perspective can alter nothing. It’s like viewing a snapshot…

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