At the Change Your Mind Day discussion, we were mentioning our concern about our numbers, small and not often growing. As Buddhists, we accept the world the wya it is, and change it when we can, but with no attachments. The Dalai Lama once said (paraphrased), "Do as much as you can, for as many as you can, the best you can, for as long as you can, and if nothing ever coomes of it, no hard feelings." We accept suffering exists in this world, and we change it if we can, but if we calnnot, then we bear witness. Sometimes doing nothing is something, and sometimes we have a good chance to do something. We did this. We came together. That's a good start.
0 · March 25
Let's nurture what began at CYM Day! Don't forget the Buddhist sci-fi movie (40 min) and discussion of robot technology and the nature of enlightenment April 3 at 7 PM - hosted by the UU Clearwater Buddhist Fellowship (Frank Tedesco). BYOB- Bring Your Own Buddhism & refreshments. UU Social Hall, Patio Room, 2470 Nursery Rd, Clearwater near US 19
0 · March 24
I think good connections were made today and perhaps the beginning of mutual recognition if not understanding among a few Buddhist people/groups in the area. A cooperative project is necessary for us to work together "in the trenches". I recommend we read articles like Tricycle's Spring 2013 editorial for a start. Will we work together for the liberation of all beings or merely expect others to support our exceptional sect's or guru's ambitions?
0 · March 23