philosophy

What Is Compassion?

A young disciple asked his master: “Master, what is compassion?” The Master explained his answer to the disciple. “An old man was begging at the corner of a busy street. First, an old lady passed by him and without looking… Read More ›

Uninvited Guest…

A few years after I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger… Read More ›

Problems

Via A man once came to see the Buddha to get help with his problems. After the man had told the Buddha one of his problems and asked for help, the Buddha replied, “I cannot help you get rid of… Read More ›

Making sandcastles…

Via Hot sun. Salty air. Rhythmic waves. A little boy is on his knees scooping and packing the sand with plastic shovels into a bright blue bucket. Then he upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it. And, to… Read More ›

The Frogs…

Via A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs… Read More ›