Living a life with joy is meaningful. Wisdom and compassion play crucial roles. Wisdom helps foster humility. Reduction in ego-centricity is part and parcel of humility. There is automatically more focus on the wellbeing of others. It is not putting ourselves down. There is no one to be put down; there is no one to perform the action of putting down; and there is no action of putting down! These are only concepts and not real. There is strength and courage stemming from this deeper wisdom that we are not who we think we are. It is letting go of old habits of tightly embracing this old concept of who we think we are. As ego goes down, compassion automatically rises. Less spotlight on ourselves naturally shifts the focus to genuine concern for others. Wisdom and compassion are joined at the hip, just different ways to say the same thing – meaningful life of joy.
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, […]
Jul. 13 Sat. – 16 Tue.2019 Meditation Retreat in Nagano “Healing Mother Earth” Message from Barry Kerzin Mother earth is crying out for help. Our children’s wellbeing, and even survival, are at stake. What contemplative […]
Living a life of humility, simplicity, and helping others is meaningful. It brings joy along with deeper satisfaction and contentment. These qualities are often lacking in today’s environment. Being humble counters the tendency not only […]