Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 03/09/2020

My Religion

Image result for my religion is to live and die without regret

My son was asking me how I can read stories at night about ghosts and demons without being scared. I tried to explain to him as much as myself that I don’t fear these things or anything that can hurt my body as long as I am pure in terms of my intentions. If I’m not doing harm through body, speech or mind and I have confidence in the Triple Gem, what is there to fear?

This body is subject to aging, illness and death. I will lose all that is dear and appealing to me and will fall heir to all that I do, say and think. This is samsara. What is there to fear but our own defilements?


  1. Interesting philosophy! But bad things do happen to good people.

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