The Sound of the Forest Back in the third century A.D., the King Ts’ao sent his son, Prince T’ai, to the temple to study under the great master Pan Ku. Because Prince T’ai was to succeed his father as king, Pan Ku was to teach the boy the basics of being a good ruler. When…
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person….
Understanding I open myself to spiritual understanding. When I feel frustrated by a personal or professional challenge or feel unsafe or concerned about a situation or event, I seek greater understanding. When I try to understand, I open my heart. Maybe I just need to gather more information or request the advice of someone…
“Blind Men and an Elephant” The parable of the Blind Men and an Elephant originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent, from where it has been widely diffused. The first version of the story itself is traceable to the Buddhist text Udana 6.4, dated to about mid 1st millennium BCE. According to John Ireland, the…
Don’t just criticize, encourage. Don’t just think, ponder.Don’t just take, give. Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Be a good listener
Eat plenty of greens
Let your dreams multiply
Know when to be still
You gave me a shoulder
To firmly lean on
When I felt all alone
And less than strong
You’ve been my rock throughout my life,
wanting nothing in return,
Two families lived nearby. One family had constant quarrels and the other one lived quietly and friendly.
We all experience life
In our own unique way
No two people are alike
In what they think, do, and say
To live in loving kindness, it takes hard work,
but this is a reality one should never shirk.
It’s deemed as pure beauty that comes from the soul,
ultimately helping others to be happy and whole.