By Steve Hagen

"Buddhism simple and Simple" deals a transparent, trouble-free treatise on Buddhism ordinarily and on knowledge particularly. Steve Hagan provides the Buddha's uncluttered, unique teachings in daily, obtainable language unencumbered by way of spiritual ritual.

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We think that freedom lies in making choices based on our desires. But when we see our circumstances, we see much more than just our desires. We see how the current situation has come to be. True freedom doesn't lie in having choices. We always have no choice but to act. Even if we choose not to act, we're still acting-and still making a choice. Our only choice of consequence lies in whether or not we're awake. Right livelihood, the fifth aspect of the eightfold path, involves earning your living in a manner that doesn't bring harm to yourself or others.

I Ll satisfy. We've got to see this and take it to heart. The only thing that truly satisfies is seeing Reality-seeing what's really going on-in ourselves, others, and the world. 66 Buddhism Plain and Simple Right view, the first step on the buddha-dharma path, begins not so much in seeing as in realizing the nature of what we're looking for. We stop looking for something that forms as an object in our mind, something we can visualize "out there" and then go after, as if Truth were an image, an idea, or a belief.

It's to see what's really going on. The Buddha did not lay down any commandments. If we say, "Thou shalt not lie," applying it as a rule, what are we to do when the Gestapo pounds at our door and we're harboring a family of innocent fugitives in the attic? If not lying were an absolute rule to live by, we'd be in deep moral trouble. Nevertheless, it's not the case that buddhas simply live out of their own individual truths. The buddha-dharma is not about the Buddha's truth, or your truth, or my truth, or another person's truth.

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