Now that we’ve begun loosening the tight grip on our ego, seeing through it like water in a mirage, or a hologram, our focus naturally turns to compassion. When there is less, “me, me, me,” there is automatically more “you, you, you.” Reflect on the kindness shown to you by your mother, or whomever showed you the most kindness. Then consider we’ve had countless births. Where are all our mothers? They are unrecognizable, in new incarnations. Yet, they all have been our kind mothers, countless times! Reflect how they carried us in her wombs, nourished us on their breast, cleaned our bottoms, guided and educated us, all the time loving us more than themselves. But now they suffer, which is unbearable for us. We must rescue them from the fires of samsara, yet we are powerless. Enlightenment, for their sake, will empower us to rescue them.
Whenever a negative thought or emotion arises, remember the one who experiences these does not exist. Use the logic in the last post for conviction. HH Dalai lama explained this clearly in a short 8-min. […]
We oscillate between too much and too little ego. We are down on ourself or puffed up arrogant. Yet arrogance is often a reflection of insecurity. It stunts our growth as a human being as […]
Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That […]