the three simple practices can eliminate suffering and lead to awakening

“Just as a map isn’t the same as the journey it illuminates, neither is meditation, mindfulness, or compassionate kindness the same as enlightenment.” -Baz Meditation alone cannot eliminate suffering. Neither can the practice of mindfulness, or the active practice of enacting compassionate-kindness. But when practiced together, they can. I know this sounds far-fetched and you’re… Continue reading the three simple practices can eliminate suffering and lead to awakening

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because we aren’t anything unless we are compassionate

I used to have a boss who was known for using a certain phrase. Whenever she’d announce a sudden change in plans, she’d say: “And since we aren’t anything unless we’re flexible…” and then she’d announce the change. In my life as a Practical Buddhist, I’ve come to know that my chief trait as a… Continue reading because we aren’t anything unless we are compassionate

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