The more time we spend rejecting who we are, the further we get from the Buddha within. The more time we spend accepting who we are, the closer we get to staying in what you might call the Buddha zone forever.
Taking the plunge and going out into the cold seemed to be the theme of the morning.
…watch the documentary. You will learn about what passes for justice for those in the under-class, and you may learn about your own biases.
In A-bomb drills…all we did was line up, leave the classroom, and seat ourselves in orderly fashion along the walls of the corridors. I had no idea then, and still have no idea, how that would have helped us in a nuclear bombing.
Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
How would you react to being called beautiful? Shea Glover, 18, from Chicago, captured the reactions of friends, fellow students and faculty as they were told she found them beautiful. The subjects, some of whom she knew, but most of whom she did not, had been told that Ms Glover…
Originally posted on A Thousand Finds:
What can I do to simplify my life? This is a surprisingly hard question to answer. On one hand, I feel like I’m always trying to simplify, but that other people are making it complicated. On the other hand, I feel like simplicity is not a big goal for me…
Originally posted on velissima:
“The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.” (Analects 4.9)” ― Confucius When I look at popular culture today, I’m constantly amazed at how little poverty and working…
I love autumn, and I love he Glitchy Artist’s autumn photos. I’ve been meditating this morning with my eyes softly focused on the leaf at the center of this image. Try it right now for three breaths, or five. Let this beautiful image take you to your true home.
Originally posted on Speaking of…:
Catching up on some sermon posting this week. This was delivered 6/14/2015 Moment for All Ages Sermon Turning on the TV the other day, my mood went from pleasant to grumpy to depressed in a five minute span. The show I’d turned on featured a family doing some amazing and…
Originally posted on dhamma footsteps:
The Buddha taught us that there is positive thinking and there is negative thinking. The most important thing is to stay above thinking.” [Phra Ajahn Jayasaro] (Thai text translation) POSTCARD #160: New Delhi: I feel sad that most children in the West don’t receive the same structured guidance or instruction,…
I always enjoy his autumn leaves. — Mel
A monk and spiritual leader of Buddhists from Vietnam and atound the world — Thich Nhat Hanh — is this year’s recipient of the Pacem in Terris Source: Buddhist monk named Pacem in Terris winner