A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. So don’t push it. A round peg doesn’t fit in a square hole. So don’t push it. These are learning situations I often have to relearn. There is something, in fact much, to be said for serendipity, for allowing the natural flow of things. This approach along with planning occasionally leads to greater sustainability and success in the future. It also relaxes us and brings us closer to our true nature. Our true nature is bathed in unconditional compassion, love, bliss, and wisdom. Even when we sneeze we can experience this, albeit for a brief instant. The next time you sneeze, find the bliss. When we sneeze, and more prominently when we die, we traverse the eight dying stages where the mind becomes subtler. The subtlest mind is deeply blissful, unconditionally loving, and completely wise.
Nov. 24 Sat. – 25 Sun, 2018 Meditation Retreat in Tokyo Compassionate Life Innovation Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We will hold a 2-day weekend retreat that you all are welcome to join. The essence […]
Compassion is an often-used word, but rarely understood. According to the Buddha, compassion is the relief of suffering. So, what is suffering? Buddha used the word ‘dukkha.’ We do not have an English equivalent, so […]
The deepest self-compassion is wisdom. It gets to the heart of the matter – all our dissatisfaction and difficulties. Wisdom is basically nonattachment. There are many levels of nonattachment, like peeling an onion. 1000 years […]