Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration, and wisdom; and are in the order of easiest to most difficult to practice. So start with generosity. Start by giving small things like a smile, or guidance, or friendship. Gradually expand to food, clothing, shelter, and money. Expand further to giving respect, trust, love, and compassion. This sets a marvelous base to build our compassion.
Love makes the world go around. It moves mountains. It brings inner peace not only to oneself but also to those around us. It is the deepest nature of the mind, inseparable from wisdom realizing […]
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul died today. She sang like she was channeling a higher power, maybe God, or maybe the innate luminosity potential for total goodness, beauty, and happiness. Even mosquitos have this […]
Meditation is a transformative way of living. Shamatha or concentration meditation trains us to be focused. Contemplative or analytic meditation trains us to become the positive quality we are meditating on, like compassion. Eventually we […]