We can mold our mind into any shape we like

  What is it that we are trying to achieve? What is the result of this graded path, this lamrim, what’s the result of this course? Well, it’s an accomplishment called “enlightenment” or “buddhahood.” This term “enlightenment” is used by lots of people in lot of...

Simply by existing we harm countless sentient beings

We vegans and vegetarians tend to have tunnel-vision when it comes to harming or not harming sentient beings. We’re convinced that merely by not eating creatures that we’re not causing the death of sentient beings. Not true! For sure, the meat and fishing and dairy...

We need our own approval, not others’

One of our deepest needs is the approval of others. The very idea of “success”, whether big or small, is defined in terms of what others think of us. Managed well, seeking and receiving feedback is fundamental to our healthy growth as human beings, but the more power...