Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/10/2014

The Elixir

I have been having a rough go of it lately for no reason in particular apart from the obvious attribution of everything that happens to my kamma. I have been failing to maintain my practice commitments and this, along with the general lack of energy, had conspired to leave me pretty desperate from time to time. And yet, through it all my touchstone had been the Dhamma and whatever meditation I can scramble together every morning.

It surely had not been pretty but slowly the realization is dawning that kindness, compassion and acceptance are the only lasting solutions. How is it that I forget it time and again when this magic elixir lies so close to hand? May we yet ourselves with the same kindness that we wish to lavish upon others.


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  1. This is something I have run into myself. Indeed, the compassion we generate should be applied to others, without forgetting to apply it towards ourselves as well. Thank you for the reminder.


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