Food for Awakening

Peace, patience, and practice ripen with the quality of faith. We trust the teacher on a path distinguished by compassion and a diet for awakening the heart. “All suffering arises when we think about our own happiness. And all happiness arises when we think about the well-being of others.” So we forsake harm to free ourselves from selfishness. Learning to understand and know our true nature, we sow the seeds of unconditional compassion and peace. This is the highest blessing.  A talk for the Ottawa Buddhist Society, April 2021