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.
Jealousy and negative judgment are quite common, yet they do not make us feel good. Usually they constrict our heart and make us feel closed. Not recognizing jealously and negative judgment, as they usually hide […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]
Forgiveness is powerful medicine. It is a healthy lifestyle worth living on par with healthy food, exercise, yoga, compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and meditation. Forgiveness opens our heart both to ourself and to others. It brings […]