The simple recognition that everyone else wants to be happy and not to suffer, just as I do, serves as a constant reminder against selfishness and partiality. It reminds us there is little to be gained from being kind and generous while hoping to win something in return. Actions motivated by a desire to earn a good name for ourselves are still selfish, even if they appear to be acts of kindness.
Patience is golden
Patience is golden. It gives us pause rather than kneejerk reaction. It allows us to take a deep breath, and consider the consequences of getting angry — making us unhappy, bringing future problems, not to […]
We all want to be happy, and none of us wants to hurt
Living a life of humility, simplicity, and helping others is meaningful. It brings joy along with deeper satisfaction and contentment. These qualities are often lacking in today’s environment. Being humble counters the tendency not only […]
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy 600th anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa’s nirvana (passing). This is a special time of year. The outer stars are aligned. Please align your inner stars. Come home. Center. Balance. Be […]