Our strong ego-driven habitual tendency is to think of ourself, again and again and again. It often takes intention to think of others. And then, when we do, it is often out of jealousy, insecurity, or arrogance. Concern for others’ welfare is immensely beneficial. It opens our heart, makes us happy. It primes and prepares us for practicing love and compassion, when the opportunity arises. It trains our heart and mind to be less selfish, more loving, and much happier. It is more in tune with reality of selflessness. Why not be happy and train in concern for the welfare of others more of the time?
Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view […]
Today is one of the 4 most important days of the year in the Buddhist calendar. It is the day of miracles when the Buddha displayed miracles to sustain the nascent Buddhist tradition. The karmic […]