Thursday, February 09, 2006

The 4 noble truths of Thailand: Part 4

On New Year's Eve, take the path of resistance

On New Year's Eve at the Chaweng Buri Resort, all guests were compelled to buy a $100-per-person ticket to the New Year's Eve party. The buffet served a wide variety of inedible foods as a Thai variety show kicked off on a makeshift stage next to the pool. Unbearable. It was a rip-off to end all rip-offs.

But I thought to myself: What would Buddha do? Just roll with it. Eat a few chicken satays and head to town. As the dharma teachings go, "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

There really is something to those Noble Truths, after all.

"It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness," by Sylvia Boorstein, is an accessible introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism.

source: The Denver Post

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