Amazon.com: Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom – Volume 1 Sutra eBook: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: Kindle Store.
Wow… I have always been drawn to Buddhism… the gentleness and reverence for all life… the teachings of Buddhism, the ones I am aware of, have always been one of the closest ones to my core being, even since I was young.. I have not, though, done an in-depth study on the subject. Yet. That is about to change.
I have been doing some searching, soul-wise, and I suddenly came across this gem today, as if in answer to the questions of my heart.. I have a Kindle reader (OH I LOVE my Kindle!!!) and while looking for something else, completely… I happened on this. I felt immediately drawn to it and recognized that perhaps this is a place and a path that it’s time to investigate further, in this journey of my life. It was one of those “things” that you just know is a nudge from Someone or Something. When I saw that the author, an ordained monk (from the time he was 8!!) just wanted to make it freely available for everyone to read… I felt so humbled and appreciative, that this person would make these teachings available via free e-book, for anyone wanting to learn.
I sat down to read, and just the preface alone was enough to stop me in my tracks. It touched my heart.. my soul… I just felt like I had come home, as I continued to read. I reluctantly had to stop long enough to do the laundry for my dear family LOL and now I have to run to the store and get dog food for my dogs *sigh* and then I have to come back and … and.. life is just so busy. But I cannot stop thinking about the words in this book and can’t wait to find a few quiet moments, to resume my thought processes and get into deep reading mode again. The words have been with me all day. I feel that I have come to a definitive spiritual mark on my path.
“Modern Buddhism, The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, Volume 1, Sutra” is written in a very humble, touching and loving spirit, which helps you see beyond the day to day material surface and focus on the quietly, infitely spiritual matters of the heart, soul and mind. I would say the gentle wisdom this book has to offer is life-changing, for those who put it into practice. There are 2 more in the series. I can’t wait to delve into them. :)
If you have a Kindle.. and if you too are drawn to more spiritual things and have not quenched your thirst on the things you have found in this world so far… give this little book a try. You have nothing to lose and so much peacefulness to gain! :)
Introduction and Encouragement This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (the Kindle Store sets the minimum price at 99 cents and also additional taxes are added…
I woke up this morning with this word in my heart, hearing it in my mind. And what a beautiful word it is! Translated it means “The light within me honors the light within you.” It is a beautiful expression of respect. If we all honored each other in this way… realized that we each have a little spark of God in us, I believe that is where our spirits are from!… what a world of difference it could make in how we treat each other… in how we treat all life. If we see the Master, God, in all we do… everyone we speak to… every form of life… and realize it is not ours to do with as we will, but to honor, respect, nurture, appreciate, and love in a kind and honorable way… it would change us from the inside out. Every problem in this world can be brought to this in its simplicity… a lack of respect. Lack of respect for creation… lack of respect for human beings, our brothers and sisters regardless of color, race, gender, ethnicity, religion… lack of respect for the precious little animals that go about their daily routines… lack of respect for this beautiful world that God has allowed us to live on… lack of respect for all life.
Lack of respect for God.
We must learn to respect life… not look down on anything, any creature, any one… just because they do not agree with us or have the same beliefs. We are not less than a person just because we have different ideas. We should not treat others as less than a person because they dress differently or look differently or sound differently. We are each unique individuals, handcrafted by God and animated with God’s own breath of life, the spirit he has given us. We have our own thoughts, memories, experiences, that make us who we are. Yes, I am different from you. You are different from me. I hope so!! Otherwise there’s a cookie cutter here somewhere… and that’s not something I ever want to be. A cookie cutter person. I am me. And God loves me, and you too.
This beautiful word… Namaste… brings to mind the serenity and simplicity, of simply saying that the little spark of God in me, honors the little spark of God in you. What a beautiful way to view life.
It starts with me and you.
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