Forgiving takes a heavy load off our chest. We feel light as a feather. Practicing gratitude opens the heart. We feel that everything sparkles. Countering anger with tolerance brings ease and understanding. We feel relaxed. Replacing pride with humility reduces the ego. We feel secure and strong. Letting jealousy morph into appreciation brings joy. We feel connected. Expanding selfishness into love and compassion for others brings wellness. We feel unconditional love. Discovering ignorance and transforming it into wisdom is liberating. We feel enlightenment is indeed possible. The five major destructive emotions are the five wisdoms in disguise. See through the negative emotions using the wisdom of emptiness, and transform them into the five wisdoms. We become enlightened.
Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, […]
Are you ready to go further? I would like to share with you another method to transform anger into tolerance, understanding, and eventually compassion. This one comes from the 8th Century Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva. […]