Category Archives: religion

Metta

This past weekend I received a snail-mail letter from Lobsang, one of the Tibetan monks I sponsor in India.  He usually informs me about his studies at the university at the monastery where he lives.  Lobsang also likes to include … Continue reading

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True Confessions

Yesterday I noticed a Facebook sidebar mention of a True Confessions page on the social media site.  I was amazed that someone felt the need for further confessions.  After all, scrolling through my “newsfeed”, I see numerous postings containing too much … Continue reading

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It’s Hard To Be Humble

During your silent time, have you ever thought to yourself, “Whatever has become of simple humility?”  This may come from a hunger to live in a culture that doesn’t value superiority and superlatives nearly as much as ours does. I … Continue reading

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Over Ideation

Have you ever thought much about the concept of ideas?  We usually think of ideas as thought elements. My collegiate dictionary further defines ideas as products of mental activity. They can also be convictions, opinions, or principles. There is also … Continue reading

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Fairness

I love those tiny “Shambhala Pocket Classics” books. I keep a mini-library of them on a shelf in my nightstand. Last night I was having trouble dropping off to sleep, so I picked up the miniature copy of The Dhammapada, … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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Does Goodness Require An Incentive?

This morning, I leafed through a small square book of quotes that a friend gave me many years ago. I stopped at an unremarkable, yet meaningful anonymous saying. The page contained only this, “Doing good may not get you accolades … Continue reading

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