“Everyone’s tears are salty,
Everyone’s blood is red …” Continue reading Beyond Labels
Emotions are hard to handle, they are also deeply ingrained with habits, so not easy to change. Reflecting on words of wisdom is very helpful, but once or twice is probably not enough, repetition is always emphasized. The same is the case for meditation, letting the mind settle – giving room for real experience.
Once on the cushion, the attitude is much more important than being technical: Continue reading Give me a break!
Du er ikke bundet av sanseinntrykk –
Kun hvis du holder fast i dem.
Dette er en av de dypeste sitater om sinnets natur, og peker på roten og årsaken til alle våre frustrasjoner og lidelser: det å gripe tak i, og holde fast ved egne tanker og følelser. Å holde fast i sanseintrykk, peker på at vi fortsetter å tenke på indre og ytre opplevelser vi har hatt – igjen og igjen i endeløse sirkler. Selv lenge etter at det er ute av syne. Continue reading View, meditasjon og adferd
Woke up from surgery,
Then this came to mind:
Feel gratitude with moistened eyes,
Have been gently cared for by
Six nurses and two surgeons.
Receiving love and care inspires. Continue reading What’s love got to do with it?
on dealing with fear, anger, love and other emotions:
“Habits are difficult to change, but also totally dependent on how I think and act. So are relations – an enemy may become a friend, and a friend an enemy.” Continue reading Reflections
Not taking impermanence to heart prevents our Dharma practice from being successful. Continue reading Life is impermanent
In Tibet, there is a saying, “When seen from afar, yaks look healthy and handsome; close up, they look like sickly sheep; but under their fleece, they are infested with lice and scabies.” In other words, when we look at others from afar they may appear to have happiness, prestige, friends and wealth. But when … Continue reading Be kind – always