In the modern age, technology enables more ways to engage in the ten paths of non-virtue. We can use the Dharma to avoid such negativities and practice virtue.
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Thoughts on David Brooks’ “The Power of Altruism,” emphasizing how we can get in touch with our innate goodness.
Reflections on David Brooks’ “New York Times” article on the power of altruism.
Acquiring things and going into debt does not fill up the empty hole of dissatisfaction. We can cultivate a heart that wants to share what we have with others.
Practicing mindfulness while we eat helps us to live in the present moment, but our awareness is good for so much more.
Response to a query from a SAFE student on how to have an optimistic mind when deepening our renunciation towards cyclic existence.
Rejoicing in the positive mental states and good hearts of Abbey friends.
In searching for happiness we need to cultivate our ability to love people more openly, and to relate to possessions in a more practical way.
How attachment to wealth breeds anxiety and dissatisfaction, and how contentment with what we have brings peace.