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, for omniscience and unconditional love. It’s a matter of cleaning up our junk. Transforming our anger, jealousy, and arrogance into tolerance, appreciation, and humility. This opens the flood gates to unconditional love and compassion. Wisdom follows suit. With unconditional love, our ego wanes. This helps us, along with devotion to the teacher and the teachings, to realize the wisdom of emptiness. Study helps us understand clearly this subtle reality. Realization is not far behind.
Wake up to a rapidly changing reality
The world is changing rapidly and will never be the same. We know this from a Buddhist and eastern perspective of impermanence. Now it is hitting us in the face with new stark realities seen […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. This is partly because we do not have an equivalent word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. It includes enlightened wisdom to eliminate the deepest level […]
Life has its ups and downs
When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. Life has its ups and downs. To be able to ride the waves with grace, not being blown out of the water, […]