‘Sem Sangpo’ means a warm heart. It is the basis for love and compassion. A warm heart naturally connects us. The “us and them” model is exchanged for the “we” model. Interconnection is the basis for the “we” model. “We” means an interconnected human (and animal) family. “We” are actually brothers and sisters. “We” are actually mothers, fathers, and children. On the basis of understand this interconnectedness, we slowly cultivate the feeling of interconnectedness. The feeling that we are all part of the same family. Every time we meet someone, we think, “just like me, she or he just wants to be happy and not in pain.” In this way we are all connected and the same. What a wonderful New Year’s resolution.
The 8 worldly concerns
As I review some of my posts I realize they are all interconnected. We keep circling back to similar interrelated topics albeit from different perspectives. This is awesome! The Buddha’s teachings are like a giant […]
We are all connected
We are not separate from the environment. The environment is not separate from us. We are not separate from the earth, water, and sky. The earth, water, and sky are not separate from us. You […]