The world is changing rapidly and will never be the same. We know this from a Buddhist and eastern perspective of impermanence. Now it is hitting us in the face with new stark realities seen on the news channels unfolding daily. Yes, occasionally even I get to see some TV news, mostly BBC World Service. As you know I haven’t owned a TV for over 30 years, but occasionally see others’ TV. Now it is time to fully wake up. Wake up to a rapidly changing reality. Be alert to insert in the new paradigm algorithm, compassion, compassion, and compassion. This becomes our responsibility, our task as budding Bodhisattvas. As new guidelines for society are drawn, wherever possible bring a secular ethical foundation that truly cares for its people.
Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. We don’t have a good English word for ‘nyingje’ in Tibetan, or ‘karuṇā’ in Sanskrit. In addition to ‘wishing and acting to relieve suffering,’ compassion is nourished by wisdom. It is […]