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It is the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement

“Nakagawa Roshi says that when we are suffering, that is when we should provide encouragement to others. He doesn’t say, “first get yourself together, and then give others encouragement.” It’s the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement. The … Continue reading

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Our habits and tendencies are formed in association…

Our habits and tendencies are formed in association. This is our life. We are a never ending ‘work in progress’ and we should be aware that how we end up, is totally up to us! Where we spend most of our … Continue reading

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A spontaneous feeling of empathy…

Only a spontaneous feeling of empathy with others can really inspire us to act on their behalf. Nevertheless, compassion does not arise mechanically. Such a sincere feeling must grow gradually, cultivated within each individual, based on their own conviction of … Continue reading

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When we change the principal object of our concern…

When we change the principal object of our concern, we will spontaneously act in ways that are beneficial to others.

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The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’…

The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’ or striving for someone else’s approval. It is about using skillful means to go about our lives, so to avoid as much suffering as possible. It is about walking a middle path … Continue reading

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