When I was a young Buddhist

The first noble truth was “All life is suffering.”

Apparently, now that I’m a decrepit old Buddhist, it’s much more complicated than that.

“Life means suffering.”

“Thus is the Noble Truth of Suffering”

“Suffering does exist”

“This is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”

Anyway, we still get the idea, right?

Daniel
 

How did I end up in Madrid? Why am I still here 12 years later? Excellent questions. With no good answer... Anyway, at some point I became a blogger, bestselling author and contributor to Lonely Planet. So there's that. Drop me a line, I'm happy to hear from you.

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