Truth and integrity are needed more than ever. In order to train our hearts and minds in compassion, we practice the six perfections of generosity, morality (integrity), tolerance, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom. Applying wisdom, recognizing appearances as false, to the first five elevates them to perfections. Our planet is in grave danger. We need compassion for her and all her inhabitants. Please watch HH Dalai Lama in conversation with Greta Thunberg on the ‘Crisis of Climate Feedback Loops’ at dalailama.com on Jan. 9 at 10:30 pm EST.
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]
Last post’s discussion of tonglen (taking suffering and giving love and wisdom) is not a complete practice for most of us who do not realize emptiness. Realizing emptiness requires accumulating massive amounts of merit. We […]