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 one approach, and if it is not effective move to another. If the emptiness approach is too difficult now, try working directly on reducing anger, jealousy, and pride through recognizing anger early, the cloud imagination, appreciation, and humility. Keep coming back to understanding emptiness through reading, thinking, and listening. Practicing compassion is our default. Always return to love and compassion as our foundation.
A mind committed to compassion
A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. This mind can also be likened to a seed; when cultivated, it gives rise to many […]
Forgiveness and gratitude
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]
Another method to transform anger
Are you ready to go further? I would like to share with you another method to transform anger into tolerance, understanding, and eventually compassion. This one comes from the 8th Century Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva. […]