Be aware, fully aware. Train your mind to drop into the present moment at will. Whatever comes, please do not grasp or follow it. Let it flow through without clinging or attaching. This goes for thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, bodily sensations, or anything coming your way. Stay wide open without grasping. Allow visual objects, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts without blocking. But do not stick on them, rather allow them to flow through you. Remain relaxed while maintaining alertness. This balance is important, relaxed while alert. In this way you can access more subtle joyous minds of unconditional love and wisdom.
Many scientists now conclude compassion is our natural state, how we came into this world. Buddhists have believed this for millennia, and call it Buddha nature. It is the potential we all have, including mosquitos, […]
Happy Choetrul Duchen to everyone. This is the day the Buddha, when defending his tradition in philosophical debate, had to display miracles to defeat the opponents and keep the Buddhist tradition alive. May we all […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]