Tag Archives: acceptance

The ABC’s of Kindness | Ajahn Brahm

(A)ccepting complements, negative moments, and not punishing is kindness. (B)eing kind by letting people, life, and the mind be as they are. (C)aring with kindness for yourself and others instead of improving/curing. The talk was an offering for the Theravadin Forest Tradition Bhikhunis residing in Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rose, CA, USA during Feb 15-24, 2015. To help build dhamma, by contributing money to the temple as a place of practice, go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-feminine-wisdom-in-buddhism#/

Tolerance Explored | by Ajahn Brahm

While tolerance is widely regarded as a positive quality, Ajahn Brahm points out that tolerance always contains an element of passive disdain for it’s subject. More liberating for the beholder (as well as the subject) is the deep investigation of all phenomena. An active, searching approach will point the contemplative toward profound understanding and acceptance rather than mere tolerance.

70% not 100% | by Ajahn Brahm

Life is not meant to be an organised event where everything goes like clockwork, and we can’t expect to achieve 100% success.

The truth is we are unable to control our life. Life is messy. This is the nature of life. Do not aim for the unachievable.

We could have 70% of getting it right and we should accept, allow and embrace these 30% of imperfections. We can always learn and grow from these painful experiences.

Ajahn Brahm encourages us to open the door of our heart to the nature of life as it is. He said, “Do not disturb the nature of life and life would not disturb you.”