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.
Nov. 10, 2018 Heart Sutra Exploring the nature of the external world and the inner world Many of us have learned to recite Hanya singyo, but few of us know its meaning. We will […]
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 […]
Study, meditation, and practice are important, but we must put this in action. Engaged Buddhism is the most important. The Buddha after 35 years of “showing” (according to Mahayana tradition Shakyamuni Buddha was already enlightened […]