When natural disasters strike, I’ve noticed that people tend to respond in one of two ways. For many, the first reaction to the tragedy is to feel a sense of hopelessness or helplessness.
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In Buddhism, we have a practice called “dedicating the merit” in which we offer up the “merit” or positive outcomes accumulated from any practice for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Dedicating the merit has been one of the most profound practices and life-altering experiences for me in this lifetime.
It just occurred to me recently how much I live in a bubble.
The good news is even just listening to this mantra can change your life.
So how does one practice patience?
Don’t you sometimes wish you could just sing someone into your life?
The last word she heard before her consciousness left her body was “Om.”
“If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.”
The most powerful mantra one can utter in the English language is: “Thank you.”