Posted by: Upāsaka | 01/29/2019

Am I Willing?

Am I willing let the drunk or homeless guy stretch out on the subway bench without passing judgement? Am I willing to give him that small and hidden kindness when I have an office and an apartment to go to? Am I willing to allow him to rest in warmth rather than freeze outside?

I may not understand how to practice tonglen but I can understand what it means to sacrifice a little comfort so that my brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers in aging, sickness and death might have a moment’s respite.

And, if even this is too much to begrudge another, how far am I from awakening?


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