Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” And more wisdom again wrapped in love from Thich Nhat Hahn: “When you look deeply into your anger, you will see the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
of the people, by the people, and for the people
4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]
Pleasure and pain
We are down to the last pair of the 8 worldly activities, pleasure and pain. While it is not bad to enjoy pleasure, getting too attached and being “led by the nose” disrupts our life. […]
The eight worldly concerns
When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]