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.
This is the darkest day of the year. Infinite possibilities, yeah! It can only get lighter, at least for six months. Practicing dharma means to work with everything that happens to you, outer circumstances and […]