More Dharma, Less Drama

comedy__tragedyA good story needs well-defined characters. We know what they look like, their feelings, their thoughts, their habitual tendencies, and their intentions. In this way, their actions become believable.

A good story also has an engaging plot, and that requires that there be conflict between heroes and villains. And we all know that no comedy, however funny, can ever be as memorable as a tragedy.

Art imitates life.  We create our personalities, our ‘selves’ from the same five aggregates of form, feeling, perception, formations, and volitions. Our lives are full of drama, and to give them more ‘meaning’, we turn them into tragedies.

And, just like in any story, these characters and their travails are fictional.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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