Our attachments are like a rented house that we don’t usually leave unless we are evicted
Feb06

Our attachments are like a rented house that we don’t usually leave unless we are evicted

Our attachments are our mental home – that’s where our thoughts go by default when we have nothing to think about, just as …

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To be truly non-judgmental, stop being judgmental about those who are judgmental
Feb04

To be truly non-judgmental, stop being judgmental about those who are judgmental

 If we are judgmental, we make snap judgments about people. We blame them for actions that were almost inevitable for them…

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Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them
Jan29

Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them

Suppose someone walking on a road slips and falls into a manhole. If onlookers laugh without helping, that would be terrible. …

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Showing others how they are wrong is not compassion, seeing how they can help themselves become more right is
Jan28

Showing others how they are wrong is not compassion, seeing how they can help themselves become more right is

If we see someone in trouble, we may naturally want to help them. And if they are in trouble because of something that they …

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The essence of renunciation is not giving up worldly things, it is giving up worldly thoughts
Jan23

The essence of renunciation is not giving up worldly things, it is giving up worldly thoughts

Some people define spiritual advancement in terms of renunciation: the more one physically renounces worldly things,…

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To deal with fear, focus not on what if, but on what is
Jan03

To deal with fear, focus not on what if, but on what is

Suppose we hear about an acquaintance getting a heart attack. We may become fearful: “What if I get a heart attack when I am…

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