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Noble Truth, number one

It would appear that Life has a design flaw: Bad things happen. But what if this is not a flaw but simply how Life is set up to be?

Buddha: Life is hard.

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Hello, goodbye

Ego is the energy of attachment, of clinging-ness, to name, gene pool, job title, wealth, physical appearance, education, family. These are not wrong, just temporary. So ego is also the energy of fear.

The first fact

Everything is temporary. The galaxies are temporary. One day our sun will blink out. As for us, said the freed slave with the twisted leg, we are souls carrying corpses. To illustrate the point, the Buddha upheld a picked flower. Seeing its severed stem, its petals, one of his followers stopped asking questions.