Science is now learning more about neuroplasticity by studying Tibetan Monks. Compassion is thought to be very central to gamma activity which is an example of neuroplastic change. There are many parallels between modern science and the Buddhism view.
Any story you tell yourself about who you are, any belief you have, any feeling you are aware of, is only an object of your larger consciousness. You, in your essence, are always something that experiences all these and remains more complete than any of them. When you realize that you are inherently larger than [...]
We all know that death is inevitable eventually. This reality is one that is not always easy to hold in our consciousness. So much harm is done, however, in attempts to deny this fixed truth. If we deny the reality that life is not infinite and live as if it won’t ever end we can [...]
Enlightenment isn’t just that wonderous spiritual experience of transcending so much that boggs us down in everyday life. Enlightenment is not just about the attainment of the authentic self and the witnessing experience of the connection between that authentic self and one’s higher power. It is also about every day moments and what unfolds in those moments. More to the point enlightenment is an ever-unfolding process of continuely actively choosing to awaken, to increase your awareness, and to be involved.