Khandro Rinpoche asks the question “What is Buddhist philosophy?” She says that if this question arises, one would have to posit that it is the Buddha’s realization of the Four Noble Truths. She talks about how the Four Noble Truths can be viewed from the context of our daily experiences, and how it relates to understanding our own true nature.
The Tibetans have a funny saying, that it’s easier to play a flute when someone has a full bag of tsampa. Tsampa is a type of barley grain. In asia, rice is the main staple food, and tasmpa is like the tibetan equivalent.
I used to think this was a really clever and funny saying, but I don’t think I ever really understood it. I’ve gotten some small understanding of this recently, and its helped with my practice of dharma in daily life. Continue reading