Friday, September 19, 2008

It's Been Awhile...

This summer has been a time of many challenges for me. Each day, it seems, brought me face to face with yet another example of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and not-self - the three characteristics of existence. Rather than feeling depressed or sad, I have been nourished by a deepening faith in the Dhamma and invigorated by a strengthened commitment to this practice.

I hope to be posting here a bit more frequently in the near future. That's the plan anyway. But we all know what can happen to plans. I would also like to catch up on some of the wonderful posts of good friends on their sites. I've only had time to take a glance until now.

8 comments:

G said...

Good to read that your okay, Kris, and that your faith in the Dharma has increased through the challenging times you've faced recently. Look forward to reading more of your reflections in the near future.

G at 'Buddha Space'.

Diane said...

Thank you for coming back to your blog. You have so much to give and I enjoy reading your postings tremendously.

I can relate to you about your trying summer. Mine, too, was full of emotional upheavals.........four deaths in my family. It has brought me to a deeper understanding of love and gratitude.
Blessings to you!

Dhamma81 said...

Glad to see you back Kris. I hope that you have been well this summer. Be well in your practice.

puthujjana said...

Hi G, It's good to be back, though it seems that my ability to get anything worthwhile written down is a bit rusty.

Kris

puthujjana said...

Hi Diane, Thanks so much!

Though my mom's death was not really unexpected, it was still very difficult to witness. I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose so many loved ones in such a short time.

Kris

puthujjana said...

Thanks for checking in Justin. Your thoughts are appreciated.

Kris

Tahn Manapo said...

Hi Kris

Looking forward to more posts!

Tahn Manapo

puthujjana said...

Hi Tahn Manapo,

Thanks so much for your encouragement! Alas, for some reason, the mind is charging in a million directions these days. Much faster than I can type :-) I've learned that when this happens it's best to be patient and wait it out – and keep my mouth shut. (Or, in this case, keep my fingers away from the keyboard.)

Kris