Tonglen – taking and giving — is powerful. With the in-breath, in the form of dark smoke, breathe in the suffering of all living beings. At the end of the in-breath immediately transform it into light-love-wisdom energy. Then breathe out filling all living beings including yourself with that light-love-wisdom energy. Repeat this many times. Do this especially when you are hurting, but also when you are feeling happy. This is a wonderful practice at the time of your death.
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 […]
Days pass one after another without much reflection and adjustment. We can easily become complacent. We get older, and one day the doctor informs us of a series disease. We start ruminating about our impending […]