His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says kindness is his religion. Being kind is powerful, but not always easy. When someone is trying to take advantage of us, to set boundaries and protect ourself is kindness. Another person harming us causes not only us to suffer, but also him/her/them. For he/her/them will suffer in the future when the negative karma ripens. Similarly, when someone attempts to harm another person, not only will the other person suffer, but also the person doing the harming. Acting out of kindness for both parties, we try to stop the harm, if we are able to do it safely. A religion of kindness is not only vast, it is also profound.
Today is the second day of Losar, the Tibetan New Year; and the second day of the Chinese New Year — Kung Hei Fat Choi; both calendars being based on the moon. Thank you all […]
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. In the grand scheme of things, it is not that important. When I was 6 years old, lying in bed, the walls automatically appeared to recede out, and further […]