Normally people think happiness and suffering comes from outside. That’s not true! Happiness and suffering depends on the way you think. Today is the 15th day of Saka Dawa, Buddha Purnima, the day Buddha was born and also became enlightened. It is the most powerful day of the year. So please be careful with your behavior, words, and thoughts! The consequences are multiplied tremendously! Happy Saka Dawa, and happy future to you and to all!
Last night in Tokyo with my Human Values Institute group we discussed in some detail the distinctions between empathy and compassion. I had just stepped off a 12+ hour flight, and spent about 20 hours […]
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]