Om Mani Padme Hum
Even if you want to be with someone, if you behave worse in terms of personal habits when they are around, what does that really say about you being around them?
By not drinking any wine to feel fine. Thinking about the vine got my mind in a bind. But I’m not so blind…
By showing up on time and making my special lady food before I step out the door.
Shilajit, schizandra, and pu er tea. Amazing gifts from a kind person who knows no limits of kindness towards me and I should try to pay it back or forward any way I can.
The Dao. By upholding the fivefold precepts for lay people right now as revealed by Shakyamuni Buddha. I have read that Lao Tzu was actually a manifestation of a Buddhist preparing China for the Buddhadharma.
Nice work, Doc.
What an interesting location. South America is truly a mesmerizing territory. I especially appreciate the Indigenous cultures.
Only Masters whom have already been through the rough and tumble and come through it stronger can reap benefits of staying in a cave for a length of time alone.
It is true. We are all One.
Seeing family in a cemetery immediately creates an impulse to redouble efforts on the spiritual path and vigorously resolve to transcend the fetters of the flesh.
You describe your experience so peacefully. I guess I am not prepared to deal with having some family be distant ancestors yet, not where I am in my own spiritual cultivation. Life & death hits like a brick to my soul when it gets that close. I am glad I found a solution.
Heaven (Poem) [translate heaven to Weste...
Heaven (Poem) [translate heaven to Western Pure Land for Buddhists], Harry Lyman Koopman
Out of the world of illusion into the world of truth,
From the world of change and dying to the world of fadeless youth;
Where the eye of man unclouded shall look on the things that are,
And the heart of man unwithered be free from sorrow and care;
And the life of man unfettered by bonds of time and space,
Shall bloom as a god’s, unsleeping, yea, lit by God’s own face.
O Father, ’tis that fair Kingdom Thy hands have wrought for men;
From Thee was their beginning, to Thee they return again.
But forget not, O heart anhungered, that now, and here on the earth,
Mayst thou dwell in that heavenly city, mayst thou see with the soul’s new birth;
For whoso liveth and striveth in service of truth and of love,
To him yieldeth earth already the blessings promised above.
I like this interpretation of comfort.
Lately I have come to view personal comfort as an enemy to my spiritual path.
But bestowing comfort upon others is glorious.
Benedictine monks seem to be more spiritually advanced and tuned into the golden thread running through all faiths as opposed to some non-Benedictine Catholic clergy whom have demonstrated in various ways that they couldn’t be more out of tune and disconnected.
Western Medicine can be a life saver. Sounds like this medical team had just as much talent as they did kindness.
whoa. What a nice answer Ose!
Mark Zuckerberg posted that quote the other day on his Facebook page!
Great material thanks Ed!
Resentment really is its opposite. I was thinking greed is, but what does greed turn into if it isn’t transformed into gratitude? Resentment. I find greed, anger, and delusion feed into each other and are truly poisonous energies that work in opposition to grateful living. The louder the darkness calls out, the more light you need to bring in RIGHT AWAY or else it will grow. I learned this painfully today by allowing greed to turn into resentment, it all happened like bombs going o...
Resentment really is its opposite. I was thinking greed is, but what does greed turn into if it isn’t transformed into gratitude? Resentment. I find greed, anger, and delusion feed into each other and are truly poisonous energies that work in opposition to grateful living. The louder the darkness calls out, the more light you need to bring in RIGHT AWAY or else it will grow. I learned this painfully today by allowing greed to turn into resentment, it all happened like bombs going off and once the greed led to the flames of anger the darkness overtook me and I couldn’t shake it off, not until now but at least it is gone before I am going to sleep. I introduced light that I should have introduced nearly 12 hours ago to dispel the darkness of greed, anger, and delusion.
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