Quote of the day

“Do not overlook negative actions merely because they are small; however small a spark may be, it can burn down a haystack as big as a mountain.” Similarly he said: “Do not overlook tiny good actions, thinking they are of…

Bad Company: an excerpt…

The Suttas (Buddha’s teachings) warn one against companionship with bad people in this way: because of bad company one gives ear to evil advice; because of such advice evil reflections occupy the mind; because of such reflections mental confusion prevails…

Meditation is not for me

So, I have just come to the realization that meditation is not for me. It is for you! My effort in my practice is to develop loving kindness and compassion. Yes, it does start with me. But only to help…

Boy, am I wonderful!

How much do I love me? Let me count the ways. Ok, sounds kind of funny I know. But in Bhante Sujatha’s guided meditation CD, it’s one of the first things he guides you to do. To love yourself. He…

Why do I sit on this cushion?

A couple of weeks ago, Bhante asked this question of the Sangha after meditation. I did not answer, but listened to others respond. There were a variety of responses that were very interesting. I have not let this question go…