We get easily caught up in our self and loose site of others. When others enter the picture, we see them through the eyes of our own self-interest. We forget that everyone has a story of trials and tribulations, just like ourselves. To emerge from this suffering, we need to identify and overturn the causes of suffering. How do we do this? Based on an ignorance of not knowing who we really are, and what the world really is, we respond with delusions of attachment and anger. Acting on these delusions we create karma, which are actions along with their consequences. These bring all our suffering. To emerge from this vicious cycle, we must eliminate this ignorance from the root. Overturning ignorance into the wisdom that sees reality as it is, is our path to freedom. Never forsake it!
These are very hard times. When we feel we are emerging, BAM, another difficulty arises. This is what the Buddha called suffering of suffering, one suffering upon another. How can we maintain our sanity, let […]
Dharma does not just happen while we are sitting on our cushion. It is available all the time. Whatever situation we find ourself is an opportunity to practice the dharma. Especially powerful is transforming our […]