The inspiration for today’s blog came from a perpetual calendar of Dr Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, which provides daily messages from the Tao Te Ching. The message for today, April 10 is: What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? This reminded me of a Buddhist story I read many years ago, which
It is with much trepidation that I start this week’s blog. If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you will know that I often get my inspiration from songs. Two nights ago, my husband was trying out a new MP3 player he bought, when he discovered that it had two songs already recorded on it. He was thrilled to find that one of those songs was a
Nothing happens by accident. There are no coincidences. Everything happens for a reason, even if you never know what that reason is. Everything is always happening for the highest good of all involved. This concept is illustrated by an old Buddhist tale: It is the story of an old farmer whose only horse ran away. That evening, the neighbours gathered to commiserate with him since this was such bad luck.
Reincarnation is a concept so naturally and intrinsically a part of many religions, that their proponents might wonder how anyone could think anything else. Hinduism and Buddhism are two such religions. My understanding of their beliefs is that we create everything in our lives through our thoughts, words, and actions. Our karma is the consequences of these thoughts, words, and actions, and reincarnation is necessary for us to resolve the
A Prayer of Compassion For those of you who have seen some of my earlier blogs and facebook posts, you will know that seeing Tony Abbott become Prime Minister did not fill me with joy. I heard myself saying "It's not the party, I just can't stand Tony Abbott." Oops! For someone who espouses the concept of love for all, I knew I had some work to do. I knew