Regardless of our practice, be it generosity, patience, no harm, diligence, mindfulness, compassion, mantra recitation, circumambulation, visualization of oneself as a deity, or any positive practice, we can bring it in tune with reality by combining it with wisdom. At first it is rather artificial and rote, but with practice it takes on a life of its own. If we are practicing giving, think the giver (me), the recipient, and the act of giving all lack any existence on their own. Each one of these are merely designated, they are just names. And even the names do not exist on their own, but are made up of sounds or letters. Please become familiar with the words and terminology of the wisdom practice. After some time, slowly the meaning will unfold bringing deep joy and love.
8 Verses of Training the Mind
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]
Every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive
Taking everything in stride, or in dharma terms, taking everything onto the path. This means that every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive. In order to do this, we must be aware. […]
The blocks to unconditional love
It comes down to unconditional love. The blocks to unconditional love, or Bodhicitta, are our destructive emotions like anger, jealously, pride, and selfishness. These are all rooted in a delusion that we and things exist […]