What are the benefits of sincere compassionate attitude? If you are interested in compassion and kindness it is because you have compassionate and kind nature. Most people have wonderful kind hearts and only their minds are creating “problems” that are preventing them to relate with the world in a kind and warm hearted way. As … Continue reading What is sincere compassionate attitude?
Why some people become Buddhist in this life time and while others don't has a lot to do with their individual karma. It is important to stress that each major religion has tools to develop and cultivate practices that generate inner happiness. Buddhism is focused on cultivating 'enlightened mind' Bodhicitta, and on cultivating inner happiness. … Continue reading What is the best way to get into Buddhism? [Reader Question]
If you are a creative genius than you know you can not authentically create above the level of the experience you are in. You can create from the experience itself, yet these creations are part of the journey, they aren't an entire picture of the situation, rather a glimpse into a moment. I am making … Continue reading Reconciling with the past [Part 1 Body]
Mayo Clinic defines Narcissistic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of … Continue reading The rivalry that needs to be named.
This is a musing on language, meditation and Dharma. respect | rɪˈspɛkt | noun 1 [mass noun] a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements: the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor. • the state of being admired or respected: his first … Continue reading Ethics in the age of compassion [Note on Respect]
I haven't done a news update in a while. I wanted to really make sure that besides poetry I drop in here and write a few more words for you. until 2015 June, I could tell you with all certainty that I love and enjoy my life. It had its ups and downs and like … Continue reading News Flash 18.07e
Recent discussions and dialogs in the sangha prompted me to write about devotion. Over the years I have heard many people speak about devotion. I have also made remarks about people being 'too devoted'. When we connect with our human nature we see that everyone on earth deals with life issues. Everyone is touched by … Continue reading The nectar of devotion; part 1
Perhaps you saw or read about different kinds of love, about the love that is all about giving, or speaking kind words of praise, or love about touch or love about action… or any other kind of love. May be you even wondered yourself what Love is really about. I have to tell you for … Continue reading Love | evolve
Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep, the maverick, the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say a nonconformist is a blight on society. But it has been proven over the centuries, that being different means standing at the edge, means one is particularly guaranteed to make an … Continue reading A Maveric?
I spent extensive time living in Peru and in the amazon jungles. I wrote this article for my medicine-sangha five years ago, here is the updated version and still very current. Amazon jungle is a very special place. In the middle of ‘nowhere’ you are able to see life with a new set of eyes, … Continue reading Amazonian Plant Healing