This life is noble and we are noble women and men. At least the potential for nobility is present. It is our Buddha nature that allows us to become fully enlightened. Nobility is equated not with aristocracy, but something far more valuable. It is equated with being an Arya. An Arya directly “sees” emptiness, without a conceptual intermediary. So, we are all potential nobility. While nobility is not yet enlightenment, it is a very advanced state of being getting close to enlightenment.
Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of […]
Our motivation and attitude are crucial, but rarely considered. We just go along without thinking of our motivation, and without setting a positive motivation. This makes much of what we do meaningless, or even harmful. […]
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 […]