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.
A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. So don’t push it. A round peg doesn’t fit in a square hole. So don’t push it. These are learning situations I often have to relearn. […]
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]