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, […]
For those interested in understanding the teachings of the Buddha, to eliminate suffering for oneself and others, this schema presented in the last post is crucial to understand. The root of the problem is a […]