“Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them.”
A conversation about loving-kindness between Sharon Salzberg and Alice Walker.
We may not be able to stop someone from dying or suffering pain, but we can still help through the honesty, compassion and presence of mind we bring.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche challenges Western Buddhists to uphold the unchangeable truths of Buddhism while letting go of its cultural trappings.
What is the nature of this thing we experience as the mind? According to the Buddhist understanding, we say that mind is clear, knowing and unbiased.
“The very worst was ‘meat paper,’ loans made to dupes for purchasing a freezerful of meat. Collecting on meat paper left a dismal taste.”
Synchronicity, says Rachel Naomi Remen, can startle us awake and restore us to ourselves.