Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/21/2017

The Sufferings of Others

When I feel hunger may I always reflect on the hunger of millions of beings throughout the world before I eat. May I recall those who are dying of famine and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am thirsty may I always call to mind those who have no fresh water to drink before quenching my thirst. May I reflect on those who are forced to drink fetid, poisoned water just to survive and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am cold may I always call to mind those who no shelter before finding warmth. May I reflect on those who are forced to seek shelter in the open and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am hot may I always call to mind those who no shelter before seeking relief. May I reflect on those who are forced to endure sweltering heat in the open and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

Good Girl Grown Up

In the Process of Learning to Break the Rules

Path Press

an existential approach to the Buddha's teaching

nwspiritism

NorthWest Spiritism - Explore Your Destiny

QUANTUM AWARENESS

Are Buddhists, Neuroscientists, and Quantum Physicists saying the same thing in different languages? Let's finally bring the two together and have an enlightening discussion.

Pure Dhamma

A Quest to Recover Buddha's True Teachings