A Buddhist cop’s approach to justice

This is a beautiful story…please read and share with anyone who might benefit… A cop meets Thich Nhat Hanh BY CHERI MAPLES| AUGUST 25, 2016 I became serious about developing a consistent mindfulness practice when I attended my first retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh (known affectionately as “Thay”), in 1991, seven years into my twenty-year…

Seeing and Perceiving

“On seeing one thing, you are perceiving ALL. On perceiving any individual’s mind, you are perceiving ALL Mind. Obtain a glimpse of one way and ALL ways are embraced in your vision, for there is nowhere at all which is devoid of the Way.” – Huang Po

Points to Ponder

    I’ve learned- that either you control your attitude or it controls you. I’ve learned- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place. I’ve learned- that heroes are the people who do what has to be…

A Story of Obstacles and Desires

  Some time ago I saw a cartoon of a dog straining at its leash, barking ferociously at a cat, as if to say, “Just lemme at ’em.” The cat wasn’t too shabby – actually looked mean – and was at least as big as the dog. All of a sudden in the middle of…

Non-violence is Fearless

  Non-violence and cowardice go ill together. I can imagine a fully armed man to be at heart a coward. Possession of arms implies an element of fear, if not cowardice. But true non-violence is an impossibility without the possession of unadulterated fearlessness – MK Gandhi

Courage, Patience and Paradoxes

From Verse 73 of the Tao Te Ching: The world we live in requires great courage and patience. Those with great courage, but little patience, tend to kill or be killed. Those with great courage as well as patience will tend to survive. But the Tao never judges you for whatever path you happen to…

Counterfeits

From the book, “The Seven Paths: changing one’s way of walking in the world” by the Anasazi Foundation. Beautiful book. Need to read it. Counterfeits But beware, my young friend. There are counterfeits among nature. Every plant that is good food is mimicked by another that will make you ill. In this, nature teaches about…