Just to set the record straight, I went to one of my daughter's best friend's birthday party last Sunday, and I told Howard at least a month ago that I was going, so I don't know what he's talking about. He just always has to give me his big brother guilt trip. lol.
He also told me that last week, some of you were perplexed about the seemingly contradictory notion of practicing compassion and detachment at the same time. So I decided to cover that topic this week. The first misconception is that the Buddha used the word "detachment" which he did not ever use because of course, he did not speak English. The actual Pali word is closer in meaning to the word,"non-attachment". When you look at the connotations of just these two words, you see that they are not really synonyms. And the picture already looks a bit more clear. We will discuss more about this interesting topic on Sunday. Hope to see you all then!