Entries by Daniel Pardo

Heart Of Wisdom

Student: I’ve been struggling a lot recently, and I would appreciate your pointing finger. I’ve been struggling with the kind of life I live. Every day I go to work […]

Clear Mind Is Like The Full Moon

Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines […]

Reminders of Our Original Nature

This world is already complete before anything can be said about it. Then why do we have sutras and dharma talk and articles, such as the one you are reading […]

Practicing With Change And Upheaval

Dear Sangha, We are entering a new decade in 2020. In this world, many changes are happening at exponential speed. As natural process goes, the good comes with the bad. […]

Controlling Our Karma

Since most people are not aware of their karma, they cannot connect the dots between cause and effect. Only sometimes, when results happen immediately after the cause—for example, when we […]

Becoming Human

We come into this world empty-handed. What do we do in this world? Why did we come into this world? This body is an empty thing. What is the one […]

Practicing With “What Am I?”

Student: What is the relationship between asking “What am I?” and the flow of thoughts, perceptions, etc.? For example, do you address the question to particular thoughts, pains in the […]

It Will Pass

Once a student went to the Zen Master and said, “My meditation is horrible!! I feel so distracted…. my legs hurt… sometimes I fall asleep. It is just horrible!!” The […]

Life and Death

In Zen we talk a lot about life and death and sometimes we may take this literally. But life and death happen in this moment, right in front of our […]