“The most powerful medicine we can offer for suffering of any kind is simply kindness.” – Dzogchen Ponlop
The Buddha taught that in order to realize enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. These two qualities are sometimes compared to two wings that must work together to achieve flight, or two eyes that work together to be able to experience depth perception. Read More
Depression is a serious condition. Perhaps you’ve experienced some of what is explained in this video, if not, I’m sure someone you know has. When others seem to be enjoying life, the black dog stands in the way for a lot of people. If you recognize any of this, it’s time to think about taking some steps to look after yourself.
1) Empty your mind.
A student went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the student talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The student watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s full! No more will go in!” the student blurted. “This is you,” the master replied, “How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.
Do you know how they trap certain species of monkeys in Africa? Some of the indigenous populations devised an ingenious method to trap monkeys. They would take a coconut, a jar, or a container and make a hole small enough for the monkey to stick it’s hand in it. Then they would place a piece of fruit or food inside the container and wait for the monkey to come down and stick their hand in to grab the fruit. Read More