Nutriments Spread

The Buddha taught that we have four nutriments--the literal and metaphorical food that feeds our existence and keeps it going. Ultimately, one who has attained nirvana is said to have "exhausted" all nutriments, have no food to give future existences. From my perspective, since I don't think I'll become enlightened anytime soon, this all seems … Continue reading Nutriments Spread

“Knowledge is made for cutting”: Swords, Intellect, and Suffering.

Of the four minor arcana suits, Swords tends to have more than its fair share of dark and scary cards. Where to even start? The confusion of the blindfolded figure in Two who balances crossed swords on her shoulders, the pain of the swords in Three piercing a heart, the unethical behavior of Five and … Continue reading “Knowledge is made for cutting”: Swords, Intellect, and Suffering.