Today is one of the 4 most important days of the year in the Buddhist calendar. It is the day of miracles when the Buddha displayed miracles to sustain the nascent Buddhist tradition. The karmic results of our actions of body, speech, and mind are multiplied enormously today. So please be careful to avoid negativity and create positivity wherever you can. Think about others’ welfare as much as you can. Dedicate all your positive thoughts, words, and actions to the enlightenment of all living beings. Wish them to be happy and free. Free of the bonds of the ignorance that traps us in suffering, even though we don’t want pain and suffering. May we all become enlightened quickly!
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 […]
People are often confused about how to cultivate compassion. There are several approaches. One method is moving beyond empathy to compassion. Empathy is feeling like the other person is feeling. We often “take on” or […]