Love makes the world go around. Love, love, love is what it is all about. Love yourself, love others. Just love, and more love. We are trying to make love our default state. It is helped by wisdom, the wisdom that recognizes appearances to be false. This is the gap between what is real and what appears. Mind the gap, the gap between appearance and reality. When we begin to see that all appearances are false, that they are only fabrications created by the conceptual mind, then we don’t take them so seriously. We recognize them as only as words, as concepts, as language. We don’t take ourself so seriously. It becomes harder to get upset. Harder to get upset about ourself and about others. Then everything is balanced, and starts to flow. Flow gently, like a stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, gently down the stream; merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream (unreal appearances).
Although we often forget, we have a precious gem inside. The light of this gem is stronger than a thousand million suns. It is unconditional love infused and powered by wisdom. We call this bodhicitta […]
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]