Happiness doesn’t exist on the far side of distant mountains.
It is within you, yourself.
Not you, however, sitting in idle passivity.
It is to be found in the vibrant dynamism of your own life as you struggle to challenge and overcome one obstacle after another, as you clamber up a perilous ridge in pursuit of that which lies beyond.
“Only the present moment contains life.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
Continue reading “WHAT IS BUDDHISM?”
Prosperity is often misdiagnosed as financial wealth.
How prosperous is the wealthiest person on earth who has a life threatening disease? Certainly he can throw all his money at keeping him alive but if it is to no avail how prosperous is/was he? Continue reading “The Law of Prosperity”
The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao.
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don’t try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
When you are content to be simply yourself
and don’t compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
Tao Te Ching verse 8
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
All that has a form is illusive and unreal.
When you see that all forms are illusive and unreal, then you will begin to perceive your true Buddha nature.
~ The Diamond Sutra.
According to Buddhist philosophy karma is one of five orders (niyama) which are laws in themselves and operate in the universe. Being laws in themselves they require no law-giver. Continue reading “Karma – Cause and effect”
Where did we come from? We come from out of the past, even as today comes out of yesterday. This life is the result of the past life, before this life. We come from out of the things we have done before, out of the past labours unfinished. Although we have labored, our work is not complete, if it were we should not be here, we should be somewhere higher. Continue reading “Cause & Effect – The Law of Karma”