Are You Caught In Praise and Blame?

In an article called, “Bad Reputation,” the Dalai Lama wrote about praise and blame. These are two of the Eight Worldly Concerns: praise and blame, loss and gain, happiness and suffering, and fame and disrepute. He writes: See the equality of praise and blame, approval and disapproval, good and bad reputation, For they are just […]

Wishing Happiness for Others

Shantideva was an 8th century Buddhist scholar. The story goes that he was, like the Buddha, born into a princely life. And, like the Buddha, he gave up his kingdom to become a monk. He couldn’t be bothered with politics and court proceedings. As a student, he was known to avoid his fellow monks. He […]