Crow you are my brother…

Dr Alex Taylor sets a difficult problem solving task, will the crow defeat the puzzle? http://youtu.be/AVaITA7eBZE More on our fellow sentient beings: Human beings too are part of the animal kingdom Animals as healing members of our families and communities The Animal Communicator (let us reclaim our human inheritance) 

How can joy and peace be found?

Recently I was teaching from a Buddhist text called The Way of the Bodhisattva, which offers guidance to those who wish to dedicate their lives to alleviating suffering and to bringing benefit to all sentient beings. This was composed in the eighth century in India by a Buddhist master named Shantideva. In it he has an interesting point to make about peace. He says something along the lines of “If these long-lived, ancient, aggressive patterns of mine that are the wellspring only of unceasing woe, that lead to my own suffering as well as the suffering of others, if these patterns still find their lodging safe within my heart, how can joy and peace in this world ever be found?” … [click on title to read the rest]

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