Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego goes up, compassion goes down. We become concerned only about number one – no one else. It is a prison of loneliness. Healthy self-confidence helps us to balance without putting anyone down – not myself, and not others. It trains us to avoid the extremes of inferiority complex and arrogance. The most highly respected and trusted individuals are humble – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Nelson Mandela; Saint Mother Teresa; Mahatma Gandhi; and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Cultivating humility brings good sleep, wellbeing, respect, and trust.
Compassion is often misunderstood. Partly because we do not have a good word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. Not only is this general compassion, it includes enlightened wisdom. There […]
In the last post I discussed boosting low self-confidence. It is important not to overshoot and become arrogant. Therefore, ‘healthy self-confidence’ is our goal. Healthy self-confidence is putting no one down, not myself and not […]
Nov. 25, 2018 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]