…it’s natural to react with shock and fear to the Brussels bombings. But when we take refuge in out heart-mind, or our Buddha-nature, we see that we are far less fearful of many bigger threats — like riding in a car.
No one with a sound mind takes on a suicide mission without feeling despair. And despair comes when our we are not heard.
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.
…I don’t know if any of us can do much about twisted thinking, but we can all help reduce the despair in the world.
When the unthinkable happens, people go to great lengths to explain it in a way that fits their belief system.
Maybe fear of smoking is rational. Fear of terrorism is not.
…what’s especially troubling is what nations are now going to do in retaliation and how many deaths that will cause.