Karma and the Very Subtle Mind

Buddhists, atheists, and most scientists agree that most of what we associate with personal identity, perceptions, memories, and so on, does not survive death. As we discussed the other day, Christians want to believe...

Practicing the patience of not retaliating

Anger has many faults: Anger is a painful state of mind. Anger robs us of our reason and good sense. Anger causes us to act in ways that harm others. Anger is poisonous to our relationships. Angry people die...

Overcoming Anger with the Practice of Patience

Whenever we don’t get our way, fail to obtain what we want, see others who have what we want, or get what we don’t want – which means nearly all of the time –...

Is Honesty the best policy?

I saw a meme recently on my Facebook timeline where an interviewer asked the prospective applicant if he believes that honesty is the best policy to which he answered yes. He was further asked...

You’re so vain! The faults of pride and the practice of humility

Deluded Pride Deluded pride is an inflated view of ourselves that believes we are superior to other people. Each of us is no more important than anyone else, and believing we are is a source...

Rock music about Renunciation of worldly concerns

When I first began doing Lamrim meditation as my daily practice, I followed the sequence as described by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in The New Meditation Handbook. Like other treatises on Lamrim, his work is...

Top ten ways to repay the kindness you receive

Once we recognize the kindness we receive, we will naturally feel thankful, and if we feel enough gratitude, we will develop the desire to repay that kindness. By breaking this progression down into three...

Praying with a heart of Altruism.

There is a church close to where I live, that's well known for their warfare kind of prayer. It's not uncommon to heart them pray out loud for the destruction of the enemies of...

The illusion of knowledge is ruining our Spiritual Development.

While I was in church yesterday, I struggled to get into the flow of the lesson considered. However, my Spirit woke up when the teacher asked a question. The teacher asked why is it...

Did I make the Right choice?

Have you ever been asked this question by a friend or family or someone that looks up to you? Have someone ever asked you to validate a decision that had been made whether it’s...