Monday, June 16, 2014
"It's a great challenge to speak about the truth, since it is an experience, and it is always difficult to translate an experience into words. How can we transform the experience of love into words? How do we explain joy, ecstasy and compassion? Words are too small to express the greatness of the truth, but they can be used as a bridge to reach this experience. Words can help you transition from the state of the mind to the state of ‘no-mind.’ As your questions are answered, the mind starts to calm down and become free of anxiety. The mind then becomes receptive to being flooded with the awareness that comes with the experience of the truth."
Sri Prem Baba
End This Suffering, Too | June 16, 2014
Buddhism is, of course, a tradition that strives to end suffering, but concern with the suffering that is caused by gender stereotypes, constrictive narratives, and discriminatory customs is relatively new, at least in its public discourse. How women’s lives have been marginalized from the Buddhist narrative is still being discovered, acknowledged, and remedied.
—Mary Fowles, “Roused from a Dream”