The Joy of Failure

It's been a while since my last post, since for the past month I've been singularly focused on a big audition. In the end I was very close, but I didn't win it. I did learn much anyway, and times of failing are always great opportunities for growth. All the wonderful and supportive people around …

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Karma, Determinism and Transformation

As you might suspect, the Buddha's teachings on Karma are a far cry from the new-age/superstitious 'squish a bug, be reborn a cockroach' nonsense. Basically speaking, Karma is not at all a system of retribution or morals, but rather a intricate network of causality. This is actually a very delicate subject, and I'll try to clarify it to the best of my abilities.