It’s in this fire, truth, and love…the truth that can only spring forth out of love. We think we get clever and we speak the truth. There is no truth if it does not come out of love. None. The only truth there is must necessarily come out of love. Not squishy appeasement, not fuzzy feel-goodness, not progressive-perkiness. Rooted, heartful, open, exposed, devastating, precise, unpredictable, messy, messy love.
Each of you is here during what is known as the practice period, a 27-day
the period during which people take on the choice effort of fine-tuning their
intentions. Traleg Rinpoche in his Essence of Buddhism includes two chapters on the paramitas and introduces them: “If we want to obtain enlightenment by becoming a Bodhisattva, it is necessary to actualize wisdom and compassion. This is done by the practice of what is called the six paramitas, or ‘transcendental actions.’
At one time, slavery was considered an economic necessity, but new ways were found because society could no longer bear it. Angel asks, can today’s society reject individualism on that scale?
So the hopefully enticing quote on our flyers is from Patanjali’s
Yoga Sutra, Book One, Verse 21, “For those who seek liberation
wholeheartedly, liberation is near.”
We were in the midst of learning about the art of assisting in yoga. Lovely details about how using language and “presspoints” to enable yoga practitioners to find the wisdom […]
She who is centered in the Way
can go where she wishes, without danger.
She perceives the universal harmony,
“We are desperate to have the answers to every question, to always know what to do and how to respond. It is obvious that there is so much that we don’t, but what we do know is that the way it has been done is not working…You have permission to not know.”
– from “Courage to Be Human” Angel Kyodo Williams
I woke at the crack of dawn this morning from a sleep I’d never quite achieved–horrified, enveloped in grief and confusion. The sun had not disappeared from the sky forever, […]
Yes, when Tim gets the needle…and I say when because I’m not so naive that I believe the most notorious American terrorist and the mass murderer has the slimmest chance of being allowed to mock our formidable capital S-System, he will ‘suffer’ death. I’ve heard the argument about how we should keep him alive because he really gets to escape by dying. He becomes a martyr for his cause and if we * really* want him to suffer, he should live. And we’ve all heard that it doesn’t bring the dead people back. It’s just more killing. Just sick revenge. Irresponsible. Twisted logic. Playing God. Evil, evil, evil.