Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. Compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations – based on realizing that “the other person is also just like me in wanting happiness.” Emaho!
For those interested in understanding the teachings of the Buddha, to eliminate suffering for oneself and others, this schema presented in the last post is crucial to understand. The root of the problem is a […]
The Buddha taught many different teachings often from different angles. We all have different dispositions and periods in our lives when we are more or less receptive. Please take all these teachings as complementary. Try […]
Jealousy and judging others negatively are insidious and rampant. These disturbing emotions often go undetected, under the radar. Mindfulness is key. Checking inside our mind and heart repeatedly to identify destructive (destroying our inner peace) […]