Not only does our life continue via our continuation, at the present moment, Now, we are the continuation! We are the living embodiment of our teachers ideals, we carry forward in this moment! How important it is that we continue our ancestral teachers, it is our most sacred duty.
The Bodhisattva ideal is the Realization of Perfect Understanding. Thay has taught that Love == Understanding, so the ideal, is perfect Love. http://plumvillage.org/sutra/discourse-of-the-eight-realization-of-the-great-beings/
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.” “Nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.”
In our culture, we distinguish two types of people: children, and adults. That is incomplete. In actuality, there are three types: children, adults, and awakened ones. Adults are responsible for the upbringing of children. Likewise, awakened ones are responsible for the upbringing of adults and children. To guide them on the path of awakening.… Continue reading Children, Adults, Awakened Ones
I’ve been reluctant to fully commit to the sangha, as there is not a good place for my children to fit in. There are no other kids, and they would be quite uncomfortable. The sangha, quite practically, is a place for mature practitioners. At sangha today, I realized that my family experiences the sangha through… Continue reading Sangha In Me
“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.” ― Hubert Reeves
Be the change you wish to see in your “family”. Leadership starts with you Dad.