So, this is month three in a Buddhist country. We’ve lived in the same lovely corner in Cambodia for almost two months now and I still haven’t found a teacher. I want a teacher. I am seeking a teacher. I want to be taught. And so, I’ve taken matters in my own hands (even though I know the Universe is doing it all for me). I’ve decided to be my own teacher. So, from now on, my Clean Your Soul Spirituality Class is based on stuff I know nothing about it. I’m not challenged by teaching what I already know; I’m so ADHD, I get bored faster than a lizard watching his tongue on the blue wall; and so, I’m joyfully spending tens of hours a week researching Buddhism and it’s intricacies to learn new material.
And some of it is really hard to grasp. Some of these concepts,I don’t get the first nor the second time I’m reading it. Many of them, I can lightly grasp, and then a week or so later, after reading another 10 articles, I have that “A-ha!” moment where I really get what I taught the week before. And so, now, I”m slowly teaching those lessons here at gabiklaf.com. I’m excited to bring Buddhism (and whatever else sticks in
Dell’s sand storm) to you, in tiny bite-size pieces. At least that is my original intention. As I write, I often find my soul intertwining inself deep into the material and complicating matters. And so, you get the real stuff- theoretical learning and an actual live, bleeding person practicing on herself, as she wrestles with her own demons, and yours.
In this article, we will look at the Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths. They are remarkably simple yet profound.