Michael Forbus's Blog – October 2009 Archive (3)

Heart to heart to all my dear friends here and everywhere. Namaste, Miguel

Changing Perspectives

As the Buddhist view has consistently demonstrated, it is the perspective of the sufferer that determines whether a given experience perpetuates suffering or is a vehicle for awakening. To work something through means to change one’s view; if we try instead to change the emotion, we may achieve some short-term success, but we remain bound by forces of attachment and an aversion to the very feelings from which we are struggling to be free.

- Mark… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on October 26, 2009 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Heart to heart to all my dear friends here and everywhere. Namaste, Miguel

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

~The Buddha


Just This Much

Full attention is both an activity of learning and the actualization of unconditional love. It is this selfless, choiceless love that heals the illusion… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on October 22, 2009 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Dharma and thoughts to you and have a merry and blessed weekend. Love heart to heart, Miguel

Our practice should be without effort, without strain,

without attempts to control or force and without trying to become 'peaceful'. If

we find that we are disturbing ourselves in any of these ways, we stop

meditating and simply rest or relax for a while. Then we resume our


-Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche


Looking at Suffering

In Buddhist practice, we investigate the nature of suffering.… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on October 16, 2009 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

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