Let’s open 2021 by following in the footsteps of the Buddha. When the Buddha was born he took 8 steps. Each step flowered into a lotus. Let us take our first 7 steps cultivating compassion through the six perfections. First, generosity. Second, morality. Third, tolerance. Fourth, joyous effort. Fifth, concentration. Sixth, wisdom. Seventh, Bodhicitta. Eighth, both conventional and ultimate Bodhicitta. @dalailama @kindness Happy new year wishing good health and joy to all mother sentient beings. May 2021 be much much much better than 2020.
Whenever some problem arises (and when do they not!), remember to practice ‘tonlen’ – taking and giving. Think about other people and animals experiencing some similar problems. Silently take away their suffering, and give them […]
It comes down to unconditional love. The blocks to unconditional love, or Bodhicitta, are our destructive emotions like anger, jealously, pride, and selfishness. These are all rooted in a delusion that we and things exist […]