The Six Perfections
The Six Perfections

The Six Perfections

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The Six Perfections  according to Tibetan Buddhism. Giving. Generosity. Practicing generosity means having the will to dedicate body, possessions and merits to others, and making the actions of body and speech with such virtuous impulse. Generosity is said to be an entry way to the dharma. Generosity is the beginning of bodhicitta – self, an enlightened being, total happiness… The aspiration to realize enlightenment for all beings, which is critically important in Mahayana. True generosity of spirit. It is giving from sincere desire to benefit others, without expectation of reward or recognition. There must …

We Have To Build A World We Wanna Be In
We Have To Build A World We Wanna Be In

We Have To Build A World We Wanna Be In

We have to build a world we wanna be in… I  More and more Am beginning to understand Choices. Of the most basic kind. The choice (if we’re lucky enough) moment by moment to sustain a beating heart. The choice for blood to flow inside or outside. The choice to slam my head into a wall. The choice to wake up with that same sinking feeling in the pit of my gut, that worry, that doubt, that nagging continual verbiage of “suckage”. That in every moment Every single moment Without exception I am making a choice. Nothing else. There is nothing else but choice. There will never be anything else. …

Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know
Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know

Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know

Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know If you’ve suffered from an addiction, you’re probably all too familiar with the struggles associated with this disease. No matter your story, you can probably agree that getting your life back on track is challenging, to say the least. Thankfully, though, with hope, determination and hard work, bouncing back after an addiction is possible. Keep reading to find out how. Keeping a Close Watch on Addictive Tendencies For recovering addicts, keeping a close watch on addictive, or otherwise self-destructive, tendencies is essential. This can mean avoiding triggers, and can also include a fair amount of self-reflection and awareness. To gain a …

Practice Giving Things Away
Three Things To Practice

Three Things To Practice

Practice giving things away, not just things you don’t care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don’t bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental process going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked. … Practice being more relaxed about your body. Don’t fuss so much about it, wasting time and money on things and treatments you don’t really need. Remember you tend to be most …

Abundance Without Attachment

Abundance Without Attachment

  Abundance Without Attachment … From the NYT and Arthur C. Brooks “CHRISTMAS is at our throats again.” That was the cheery yuletide greeting favored by the late English playwright Noël Coward, commemorating the holiday after which he was named. Less contrarian were the words of President Calvin Coolidge: “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Which quotation strikes a chord with you? Are you a Coward or a Coolidge? If you sympathize more with Coward, welcome to the club. There are many more of …

Hey!

Hey!… A Life Inspired Poem

Hey! … A life inspired poem by Christopher Rivas When life flashes before me, 
I will leave the lies behind, for in this life there is no room for laziness, in this body no room for sloth. 
Firmly, I will enter the path of absorbing and knowing. Now that I’ve finally met myself, there’s no time left to stay on the path of disillusion. I cannot, I must not, I will not sleep like an animal, 
I will give up corpse-like, oblivious and pointless day-dreaming and enter reality. 
I will transform my sleep into now. I will not surrender to the billboards and people dressed like sandwiches. I will reject the myriad and abundant …

20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today

20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today

20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today – by Kate Wilson Helping the environment doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out some easy ways you can start today: 1. Eat Less Meat Meat is one thing that has a big impact on our environment. The average American eats about 270 pounds of meat every year. All of that meat requires grain or feed, water, land, and fossil fuels to produce it. 2. Eat Local Eating locally means your food didn’t have to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to end up on your plate, which means less gas and carbon emissions. 3. Stop Wasting We all buy something we think …

Don't Give Up On Today

No Matter What- Don’t Give Up On Today

No Matter What- Don’t Give Up On Today No matter what has transpired. No matter what was. No matter what they said or what you did. Please, I am begging you, do not give up on today. Please. Remember who you are- a child of the most high, of the universe, of every five arm deity and god. A pphenomenal being endowed with every thing needed to get through, overflowing with love, light, compassion, goodness, generosity. You have everything you need, right here, right now. There is nothing, no-thing that you must do, except to simply acknowledge your brilliance, your love, your bliss, your wisdom. Every minute, every second, every moment is …

The Importance Of Your Living Space

The Importance Of Your Living Space

The Importance Of Your Living Space. Peace is lifestyle… as is… Abundance, Wealth, Prosperity, Love,  Happiness, Health, Wisdom, Courage, Fortitude. We choose these things. All things we are born with but can easily be pushed to the waste side, so eventually we must choose them, we choose to cultivate and strengthen them through or daily thoughts, daily words, daily actions, through our practice. There is not one way to attain this, there are many ways, there were many a Buddha before the Buddha, many have found enlightenment and peace and love in their own way. Regardless what path you choose you must put in the hours and  practice it daily …

believe practice

We Must Practice Not Simply Believe

I believe vs. I practice… We Must Practice Not Simply Believe We need to be more than speakers, philosophers and teachers. We need to teach by being, by our practice, our daily practice, in ever moment, by being harbingers of peace with our words and our actions, harbingers of love with the little things we do on a daily basis, we need to participate in our own perfection, we need to practice love and more importantly BE love. Other wise we are spouting things by memory that weren’t practiced in the laboratory of our lives. The laboratory of self, the most important place to test things, to learn and discover if …