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 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]
Taking everything in stride, or in dharma terms, taking everything onto the path. This means that every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive. In order to do this, we must be aware. […]