Tuesday
Aug282018

Sunday
Aug262018

Upon seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching, discriminatory thoughts arise . . . (Click image for video)

Friday
Aug242018

Learn to be generous 

by observing those who are 

selfish. 

A selfish person puts his own interests, his own desires, his own suffering, before those of others. Self-absorbed, he often doesn’t notice others’ situations. Or, although seeing what’s happening, it’s as if others’ concerns don’t register with him.

Perhaps he’s too busy with personal matters to help someone else. Too frustrated with an issue unfolding at work that it doesn’t occur to him to smile at the waitperson who looks in need of a little kindness. So engrossed in increasing his net worth that he can’t bear to give any of it away. So arrogant that he thinks he worked darn hard to get what he has and others are just plain lazy.

Whatever the reason, the door to his heart has been firmly closed. What a sad way to live—suspicious, grasping, fearful. Observing this person, we can throw open the door to our heart and be the very opposite: trusting, generous, courageous.

We can be more like a bodhisattva.

Wednesday
Aug222018

Monday
Aug202018

Habits can be like the lingering fragrance of a perfume bottle. (Click image for video)