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 hate and violence. Serendipitously he saw a notice online for a 10-day silent intensive meditation retreat hosted by a Vipassana group established by S.N. Goenka. He actually joined the retreat. It had profound effects on his psyche. He began to discipline his mind and open his heart. He began to doubt Neo Nazi propaganda, and soon broke away from alt-right extremism. He is now intensely involved with helping others do the same. We all have Buddha nature and the potential for unconditional love.
When you are meditating
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We have a good foundation to spread unconditional love to others
When we learn to love ourselves deeply with the same love a mother has for her child, we have a good foundation to spread unconditional love to others. Loving others more than ourselves is required. […]
Profound, free of conceptual elaboration, uncompounded, luminous, and peaceful
Study, meditation, and practice are important, but we must put this in action. Engaged Buddhism is the most important. The Buddha after 35 years of “showing” (according to Mahayana tradition Shakyamuni Buddha was already enlightened […]