The Metta Karuna Prayer

Oneness of Life and Light, Entrusting in your Great Compassion, May you shed the foolishness in myself, Transforming me into a conduit of Love. May I be a medicine for the sick and weary, Nursing their afflictions until they are cured; May I become food and drink,During time of famine, May I protect the helplessContinue reading “The Metta Karuna Prayer”

Grasping

Grasping is the source of all our problems. Since impermanence to us spells anguish, we grasp onto things desperately, even though all things change. We are terrified of letting go, terrified, in fact, of living at all, since learning to live is learning to let go. And this is the tragedy and the irony of ourContinue reading “Grasping”

You are….

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself. .                                                                                                                                                                          Alan Watts

The Four Noble Truths

When the Buddha rose from the Bodhi tree he arose awakened.  He discovered the Four Noble Truths of existence, which are: 1. The Truth of Suffering  The Buddha declared that this world if full of suffering;        that actual existence including birth, decrepitude,        sickness and death is suffering and sorrow. This is called the Truth ofContinue reading “The Four Noble Truths”