Peacocks eat poison. They thrive on it. It nourishes them. Did you see the photos of the flocks of peacocks in downtown Mumbai, India, recently? Bodhisattvas are the same. They are nourished and thrive when there is suffering. This presents an opportunity to help others. They yearn to help others. Ordinary people wither, get depressed, and lose their courage and self-confidence in the face of disaster and suffering. We are trying to be like Bodhisattvas. So, rise to the occasion. Carpe diem — seize the day. Train yourself to repeatedly focus on the welfare of others. Nothing is difficult when we make effort.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is an old adage. We may not feel tough but to endure and even grow during the drought is the practice of dharma. Bodhisattvas are likened […]