I am in my 50s now and have seen many things in my lifetime. I have seen and gotten to know monks and ascetics. I have seen and gotten to know business people. I have seen and gotten to know religious people. I have seen and gotten to know atheists and agnostics. I have seen … Continue reading Taking The Middle Path
Over the past two days, I watched several videos from several well-known Buddhist monks and spiritual leaders - all with a common message: may all living beings, in 2020, be blessed with health, economic and personal prosperity, peace, and freedom from suffering. In Buddhism, the "way" or the "path" to all of these blessings is … Continue reading Compassion For All
The Buddha taught that mindful living is the best way to live. We need to be mindful in order to listen, act, reflect, contemplate, and interact better with others. So, as you walk, breathe, talk, listen, interact, and attend to your daily tasks, slow down, be mindful, pay attention to details, and in this way … Continue reading Mindful Living = Peace
Today, I simply want to thank four souls for guiding me to the Blessed Omkar, the Blessed Name, Word and Presence of God: OM. These souls are Lord Krishna, Lord Buddha, Lord Sankara, and Lord Jesus (Yeshua). Thank you, Lord Krishna, for speaking what today is known as the Bhagavad Gita. Thank you, Lord Buddha, … Continue reading Thank You, Times Four
There is too much violence in this world today. Terrorism. War. Family Strife. Societal Strife. Political Strife. Religious Strife. The list goes on. In the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew and Aramaic) tells us that "a divided house cannot stand" (Matthew 12:26). Humanity is terribly divided today and the nightly news … Continue reading Division is Violence; Unity is Peace
Today I would like to thank India, on Earth Day 2019, for its generosity when it took in the exiled Tibetans in the 1950s when Chairman Mao of China invaded and pillaged Tibet. Today, Tibetan Buddhism has a new home in Dharamsala, India, and this is where the current 14th Dalai Lama calls home. I … Continue reading Thank You, India
Life is an ongoing process of evolution and growth from many angles - personal, professional, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and more. So, the "right" way for a child to pray might be according to his or her parents' religion and way of life. Over time, the consciousness and awareness of the child evolves into that of … Continue reading Is there a “right” way to pray?