We must be careful when we tap into the massive suffering in the world, not to be crushed and overwhelmed. Recognizing others’ suffering opens our hearts to compassion. It does not close our hearts. This is a defining moment. It sets the tone for all we do. It underlies our attitudes and motivations, putting us on the path to serve others, the path of the Bodhisattva working towards enlightenment. Time is not an issue. Failure is not an issue. All that matters are love and compassion.
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]
Today is one of the 4 most important days of the year in the Buddhist calendar. It is the day of miracles when the Buddha displayed miracles to sustain the nascent Buddhist tradition. The karmic […]