From the viewpoint of eastern philosophy and religion, all things originate first in the mind. Things and events depend heavily on motivation. A real sense of appreciation of humanity, compassion, and love are the key points. If we develop a good heart, then whether the field is science, agriculture, or politics, since motivation is so very important, these will all improve. For motivation is the compass for our speech and activities.
In an increasingly interdependent world our own welfare and happiness depend on many other people. Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own. Thus, we have a […]
The world is changing rapidly and will never be the same. We know this from a Buddhist and eastern perspective of impermanence. Now it is hitting us in the face with new stark realities seen […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]