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.
Offer happiness and peace to all my mother
This awesome text on compassion written nearly 1300 years ago, called ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by the humble Samurai Spiritual Warrior Langri Thangpa.’ Verse 7 reads: “In short, may I directly and indirectly Offer […]
We all want to be happy and not hurt
Balancing alertness with relaxation is important in our meditation and daily life as well. The last two posts about emptiness created an abundance of alertness! So let’s chill, relax, and balance with some compassion. My […]
Practice feeling kindness and compassion
Being alone with our minds for over a year has driven us crazy, unless we are monastics. We are not used to it. Yet, Covid isolation can catalyze awareness, no longer being pulled by our […]