Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Generous Adversaries

Any form of adversity should be met with a soft heart. Compassion and patience accumulates the most merit.

Obstacles gives us a chance to train. Patience turns to wisdom. So give thanks to our generous adversaries, because they eliminate our karma and give us blessings.

~Songpo Rinpoche

Bodhicitta – thinking and doing

LearningBodhicittaisbasicto allof Mahayana Buddhism. It is the wish of the heart to benefit all sentientbeings. Buddha vowed tobenefit beings in this way, and put this wish into action by practicing the Six Paramitas(generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, meditationand wisdom). Practicing the Paramita constantly in the interests ofall beings is therefore the action of the Bodhisattva.

Compassion and Wisdom

Compassion has the power to help all sentient beings, to let sentient beings experience joy and make friends. It is the experience of good deeds creating happiness.
Wisdom is to manage our emotions, and know how to deal with ourselves.

-Sangpo Rinpoche