The Value of Diligence

One of the six paramitas, as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches them is diligence. Other translations of the six paramitas call this one effort. The other paramitas are generosity, ethics, patience, concentration, and wisdom. The value of diligence is demonstrated when we commit to daily practice. We can also demonstrate the value of diligence […]

The Perfection Of Wisdom

You might think that all of the paramitas that we have studied so far lead to this one, the perfection of wisdom. While we have studied them in the order of generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, concentration, and now, wisdom, it is true that the can be studied and practiced in any order. Not only that, […]

Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi

These seven pieces of advice from Rumi touched my heart. In generosity and helping others be like the river. In compassion and grace be like the sun. In concealing others’ faults be like the night. In anger and fury be like the dead. In modesty and humility be like the soil. In tolerance be like […]

Focus On One Thing At A Time

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence is the new book by Daniel Goleman. He was recently interviewed by Joan Duncan Oliver in an article in Tricycle Magazine titled, Focus: The Power of Paying Attention. Unless you are a Tricycle.com member, you won’t be able to read the whole article. What caught the focus of my […]

Can A Few People Make A Difference?

Can a few people make a difference? Yes they can! Four people, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King,  Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler did make a difference. These four superheros of peace used the five powers of faith, diligence, mindfulness, concentration, and insight to change the course of history during the […]

The Perfection Of Concentration

The perfection of concentration is the next paramita in the series of articles on the six paramitas taught by the Buddha. Paramita is a Sanskrit word meaning “crossing to the other shore.” By practicing the paramitas of generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom, we cross over to the other shore from ill-being to well-being, […]

The Perfection of Patience

Patience is one of the six paramitas of Buddha’s teachings. Paramita is a Sanskrit word meaning “to cross over to the other shore.” It also connotates the idea of perfection, perfect realization, or surpassing limitations as well as completeness. Hence, the practice of the perfection of patience is encouraged by Buddhist teachers. The complete list […]

The Perfection Of Generosity

In the previous post, The Power Of I Am, we saw that giving is one of the keys to experience the embodiment of God using the power of  I Am. In Buddhism, this corresponds to the perfection of generosity. It is one of the six paramitas or the practice of crossing over to the other […]

Binaural Beats for Gamma Brainwaves

The sounds in this video are for hemispheric synchronization of gamma brainwaves. Gamma brainwaves are in the frequency range around 40 beats per second. They have the property of increasing focus and concentration to get more done at work or in studies. The visuals in this video are fractals by Jock Cooper. Fractals are images […]