Along with training the mind to be aware in the present moment comes training the mind and heart to be more compassionate. Deconstructing the ego utilizing the Buddhist wisdom leads to humility. “Us and them” formulations are put to rest. Rather than “me, me, me,” we focus on “you, you, you.” It is like a teeter totter. When ego goes down, compassion goes up. In this way the wisdom of emptiness is at the service of unconditional love and compassion.
Discover your hidden gem. The gem that is always within you. The gem that leads to enlightenment and thus is called Buddha nature. Go deep. Hang out with your mind. Be quiet. Be still. Just […]
Several days ago, I met a man who was a former Neo-Nazi. His whole life was caught up in anti-Semitism, racism, and misogyny. All the people he associated with, usually online, held similar views provoking […]