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.
Balancing alertness with relaxation is important in our meditation and daily life as well. The last two posts about emptiness created an abundance of alertness! So let’s chill, relax, and balance with some compassion. My […]
Although we often forget, we have a precious gem inside. The light of this gem is stronger than a thousand million suns. It is unconditional love infused and powered by wisdom. We call this bodhicitta […]
Another effective method to reduce anger involves imagination or visualization. Again we try to recognize anger early, when there is irritation, frustration, fast heartbeat and breathing, getting quiet or the opposite, loud. Often there is […]