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 practice. Without complacency, yet with alertness and a willingness to adjust, we observe our inner life of emotions, attitudes, and thoughts. When we encounter harmful or negative attitudes, we muster the courage to change. Learning the antidotes to anger, jealousy, and pride is essential. See my previous posts for more details on the antidotes. Having the courage to recognize our negativities and not stand by idly is the practice of a Bodhisattva.
Learning about changing our attitudes, reactions, and behavior is just the first step. We must “walk the talk.” We must put into action what we’ve learned. Without doing that, it is like a chocolate cake […]
Sep. 15, 2018 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]