Practicing patience is the wisdom of no escape. We abandon the fantasy that we can manipulate reality to always find pleasant contacts. It’s not a mistake and we haven’t done anything wrong when unpleasant experiences return again and again. That’s just the way...


It is useful to examine our motivation for giving. When we give without an agenda or thoughts of gaining recognition or prestige, our generosity produces joy. Ultimately, the best gift we have to offer is a purified mind. (Drawn from AN 7.52)