The Accidental Buddha

ramblings of a man in search of enlightenment

The Five Skandhas: Birth of Ego

panatmansam:

I toss around the word “ego” a lot on this blog. Ego in the Buddhist sense does not mean pride or ego as described by Freud. Ego is a collection of thoughts, sensations and emotions. In Buddhism we classify them into bundles called skandhas.

The first skandha we might call form. This is order…

Yep. That’s me. Gettin’ old.

Yep. That’s me. Gettin’ old.

Photography play day.

The Subjects - Bike and Bag

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

—Mahatma Gandhi (via purplebuddhaproject)

I just made my own messenger bag back pad from an old 1/4” thick yoga mat. So grippy that it stays perfectly in place between the shell and tarp liner, no loss of inside space, mega-flexible, and totally cushy comfy. Absolutely perfect.

I just made my own messenger bag back pad from an old 1/4” thick yoga mat. So grippy that it stays perfectly in place between the shell and tarp liner, no loss of inside space, mega-flexible, and totally cushy comfy. Absolutely perfect.