On the path to awakening, we realize the impossibility of searching for safety by “taking a stand” on the many views, preferences, and identities we adopt. Understanding these as empty, dissolving phenomena, we turn instead to accepting reality as it is....
Morality, conscience, and integrity protect not only us, but our society as well. When ethical principles disappear, civil society, which is held in place by these invisible yet sturdy beams, collapses.
The belief that knowledge, education, and technology can save us is delusion. What can protect us is morality and the Eightfold Path.
Uprooting the āsavas, the drivers of suffering, sets us on a course to profound peace, freedom, and bliss.
Injustice provokes a desire for change. Our challenge is to transform that spark of outrage into compassionate action while maintaining a kind heart.