A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
is not possible for actions to disappear without residue or result once
the action is over. To think it could be otherwise, the Buddha
explained, would be like believing you could toss a stone into a pool of
water and not create a single ripple.
—Beth Roth, “Family Dharma: Karma and the Tonka Truck”
"The thing I would suggest to most people is you find something that needs help, and you help it. Then you work on yourself to make it a conscious act... you’re driven to work on yourself all the time so that your acts of caring for other human beings aren’t toxic."