Monthly Archives: November 2015

Aloneness and loneliness

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Being alone can be wonderful, but not if we feel lonely. Especially during the holidays, we can feel isolated and unloved, ignored and unimportant. It can feel as if the flow of social intercourse…

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Thank You

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Gratitude is the realization that we are neither independent nor self-sufficient, but part of an extraordinary continuum of events and beings, and the celebration of our mutually supportive connections. The understanding of dependent origination…

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We Are Not Powerless!

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Confronted with excessive and overwhelming cruelty in our contemporary world, many persons ask: Is it possible to contribute to peace effectively, when nation states, multinational companies, and numerous ignorant groups and individuals are dedicated…

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The value of small steps…

“The true value of small steps is often ignored.They involve motion. We go from not doing something to doing it – even in a minimal way. According to the law of physics we go from being a body at rest … Continue reading

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Neither Scapegoats Nor Sacrificial Lambs

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Karma purification takes two main forms: applying the 4 Rs (Regret, Reliance, Resolve, and Reparation) to those previous acts that have not yet ripened, and enduring with patience the consequences of previous acts that are already ripening. We…

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Sparks and Drops

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Do not disregard small negative acts, thinking they are harmless, because even a small spark can set fire to a mountain of hay. Do not disregard small positive acts, thinking they are without benefit,…

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