We practice the dharma so that we might open our heart ... to ourselves and to others. Our meditation, while often solitary, is a practice that we engage in out of compassion for all beings. When we become established in this intention, our practice thrives. When our heart is open to all beings, we know the happiness of heart. The dharma talk was given at the Downtown Meditation Community weekly Sunday class in August 2012.
May all beings be free from suffering and pain.
“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)