If you punish offenders, they will grow full of hatred and resentment; you are possibly making them become villains! If you punish offenders, you will grow accustomed to cruelty; possibly making yourself a villain! If you forgive offenders, they will become struck by shame and guilt; you are possibly making them become saints! If you … Continue reading Punishment vs. Forgiveness
1. Our social sentiments are profound agents of tanha. Our shared delusions and fevers strike deeper than private ones. The craving and aversion of the social self must be relinquished. The path of cessation must eventually ascend the mount of seclusion; for the gate to the Eternal, stands at the peak of the great mount … Continue reading Through the Great Mount of Seclusion
The opposite of fear is not courage, the opposite of fear is, compassion! Amidst the great flooding of cruelty & fear, compassion, & nothing else, is Noah's Ark.
There is a certain understanding of avijja - not as a thing or an entity, but as a process, a process of fatal domination which arises within our own hearts and brings forth contamination, rot and decay, not only the smell of death but death itself, and rebirth. But for he who is striving sincerely on the Path of … Continue reading `