The story goes that the young Jesus who had fled to Egypt to escape Herod took a job with a caravan on the ancient Silk Road which led from China to Egypt to India. We all think of Jesus as a carpenter but what the Christian Gospels call him in Greek is “τεκτων” in our alphabet “tekton”…
If you don’t like the mood you’re in, create another. There are many ways to create a mood. You can set the lighting, you can put on music, you can go for a walk in nature, you can meditate. All these things can help to dislodge an unwanted mood and make way for a more enjoyable mood. All of these…
— Buddha (via youngwannabebuddhist)
Inspired by a previous question, I thought I’d lay out some good reminders for remembering and bringing the spiritual path into daily life.
Much of the spiritual Way involves the use of metaphor and art so as to move and inspire us, to give us a broader vision and a greater…
Disciples of the Buddha
are fully awake
both day and night,
taking delight in harmlessness.
— Dhammapada 300
“The state of harmlessness may not immediately strike us as such a great attainment. Imagine, however, what our world would be like if everyone was harmless. Imagine what…