How to Deal with Adam Lanza Within Our Hearts

   

Buddha in Sri Lanka to give hope for the mental and spiritual relief for December 2004 Tsunami victims

Buddha to give hope for the mental and spiritual relief to the December 2004 Sri Lanka Tsunami victims.


Betrayal

Judas the disciple of Christ,

Judas the betrayer of Christ,

Judas who repented for his sin,

Judas who paid for his sin

With his own life.

Can we ever understand or know

The violence and passion of this man –

The violence of his intention

And the passion of his love?

Perhaps more than any other

He recognized Jesus as Messiah;

If he did, how could he believe

The Messiah could die?

Can we ever understand or know

Why Judas was Judas?

And how to deal with him within our hearts?

Nalini Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka

Kind and True Words

Golden Buddha at the Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado USA

My mother, daughter and I visited the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado a couple of summers ago.

It was a quiet day.  Eva Wong’s Feng Shui workshop participants were just beginning to arrive so we had free run of the retreat center.

Since there were three of us we waited until the lone monk finished her prayers in the stupa.  We looked at all the alters then sat down to meditate.  10-year old Susan finished first.

Later I asked her what happened during her prayer.  She told me,

“I asked the golden woman, how is your life.”

“And what did she say?”

“She said Good.  Then she told me she was happy I was here.”

As thousands prayed for their well-being at her feet, I wondered how many acknowledged Spirit and asked, “How are you today?”

When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. Buddha

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Red Feather Lakes Colorado, USA

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