Thinking seems to have such a bad reputation in some meditation circles, as if it is the one thing that we should aim to stop or be done with. This is perfectly understandable: when we pay attention to our mind, we notice that our unskillful thoughts are the culprit that keep us in anxiety, worry, [...]
The great Indian Buddhist master Shantideva said:
If you can remedy the suffering [or problem], then you don’t need to be unhappy. If you cannot remedy it, then there is no benefit to being unhappy.
So often I forgot to apply this teaching and ended up feeling really upset and unhappy over the suffering or [...]
As you would have heard by now, our precious teacher, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, has suffered a stroke in late April. In the days and weeks since then, we are once again treated to a teaching by Rinpoche. This time it is through how he deal with the effects of his stroke, which affected the [...]
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