ANSWERS

What happens when you die?

We can look at it this way. Let’s say me and you are sitting in a room smoking a doobie on the couch. The room measures 20 x 20 feet. What makes it that size? It’s the walls, isn’t it!? The walls actually define the size of the room — but the room is not the walls! The real room is the space we are sitting in. So when the house and those walls disintegrate from old age or get knocked down by a hurricane or whatever — what happens to the room? The actual space that is the room, the place we are sitting, is still there, isn’t it? No matter how good the weed is, we’re not going to think that space disappeared just because the walls have. The essence and content of the room hasn’t gone anywhere. Only the walls that defined the physical boundaries of that room are gone.

How do you make meditation actually work?

Practice, practice, and more practice! Consistency and perseverance are the answers. If you want to be a good guitar player, practice every day. If you want to be good at basketball, play every day. If you want to be good at living, meditate every day.

About the Author

Doug Ten Rose has hitchhiked around America for 40 years, encountering Tibetan Lamas, Native American wise people, Senators, Governors, Junkies, Winos, Hookers, Rock stars, An all-lesbian rock band playing a concert for the deaf, The modern-day Robin Hood And a whole lot more…

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