The Eight Wondrous Places of the Human World
According to Buddhist mythology, the human world has eight wondrous places that give us protection. The first is a place where everyone is illuminated by a golden light. This golden light supports all sentient beings and helps them to grow and mature under all circumstances. Consider your own life. For the past ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years, how many troubles have you experienced? Countless troubles. But still, you're alive. How? You don't know. But this is reality. You are a survivor. You have been protected and nurtured by many things -- your parents, your teachers, your friends, and more. All this time, your life has been supported. You have been illumined by a golden light that constantly shines, and constantly helps you.
The second place is one in which you are immune to trouble. Of course, we all have troubles. But if you learn something from your troubles, then those troubles aren't exactly troubles. By realizing the true nature of trouble, trouble