Riding the waves of life gracefully is an art that can be learned. It makes life more meaningful and enjoyable. Riding the ups and downs gracefully allows us to concentrate on our practice more of the time. In fact, riding the ups and downs gracefully becomes our practice. Not becoming too attached to whatever arises is our practice. Remembering that everything, including our loved ones, our possessions, and even our own body are not real. Everything is like an illusion. Everything is like the image, along with the strong feeling of happiness, in a dream of our best friend, as we awake. Upon awakening, we realize that “dream friend” was only a dream. There was no real friend there at all. So, “row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life if but a dream.
When you’re hot, you are hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. In fact, that is samsaric life. Recognizing the state of our mind on a regular basis is the foundation for dharma […]
Whenever some problem arises (and when do they not!), remember to practice ‘tonlen’ – taking and giving. Think about other people and animals experiencing some similar problems. Silently take away their suffering, and give them […]
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