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.
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, […]
The coronavirus pandemic is low-hanging fruit to practice compassion. There are millions, if not billions of people around the world suffering on my levels. For those who’ve died, breathe in their pain and breathe out […]