Whenever a negative thought or emotion arises, remember the one who experiences these does not exist. Use the logic in the last post for conviction. HH Dalai lama explained this clearly in a short 8-min. video on dalailama.com — /videos/emptiness-and-compassion-as-antidotes-to-destructive-emotions. It is worth watching many times to gain deeper understanding of reality. He mentions two wings of a bird flying through space to enlightenment are conventional and ultimate truth. When exchanging our selfish attitude for the attitude concerned with the wellbeing of others, i.e. Bodhicitta, negative karma is purified and positive karma is accumulated.
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 […]
It matters as much as what we do, as how we do it. Our attitude and intention for our actions (behavior, speech, and thoughts/feelings) set the tone for their consequences. This is karma. When we […]