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!
Last night in Tokyo with my Human Values Institute group we discussed in some detail the distinctions between empathy and compassion. I had just stepped off a 12+ hour flight, and spent about 20 hours […]
Imagining our early anger as a cloud that dissipates, transforming anger into tolerance, can be very effective. Yet to fully get rid of our anger, and all of our destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, greed, […]