Out of habit our feelings towards depend very much on their circumstances. Most people, when they see someone who is handicapped, feel sympathetic toward that person. But when they see others who are wealthier, or better educated, or better placed socially, they immediately feel envious and competitive towards them. Our negative feelings prevent us from seeing the sameness of ourselves and others. We forget that just like us, whether fortunate or unfortunate, distant or near, they desire to be happy and not to suffer.
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 […]
We all want to be happy and not hurt. This is universal, including even animals. Yet we forget this simple yet profoundly true attitude that binds us all as living beings. Every time we meet […]