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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the four noble truths of the buddha

Excerpted from my book, The Practical Buddhist: 2,600 years ago, a former prince who purposely left his life of leisure to discover the truths of everyday life, began a movement that started with these four simple truths of existence. His name was Siddartha but when he experienced his awakening, his followers called him the Buddha, or the ‘one… Continue reading the four noble truths of the buddha

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