4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring to all the people. Bodhicitta informs us that we are all equally important. This country was built on the blood, sweat, and tears of immigrants from every country and every corner of the world. This country is maintained by former immigrants for every country in the world. We respect them all and give everyone equal opportunity, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or creed. This is enshrined in the American constitution and in our way of life. This is respect for all living beings. It is compassion for all living beings. It is love for all living beings. These are our guiding principles from which we shall never waver.
Love is the equalizer
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Recently a friend died peacefully, only diagnosed months before with a terminal illness. He was tough, inside. His heart was filled with love and a sense […]
Living in the world
Living in the world, but not part of the world is the best way to serve others. A Bodhisattva strives to help all others. In order to help, we must know their thoughts, feelings, intentions, […]
Life is riding the wave
Another analogy for life’s ups and downs is riding the wave. As the wave forms if you are in the right position and have good experience you can ride the wave to the crest, and […]