Monthly Archives: April 2015

Taking Responsibility, NOT Accepting Blame

responsibility, taking responsibility, blame, buddhism, happiness, behavior

There is a big difference between taking responsibility for your own life – your own decisions, choices, circumstances, and happiness – and accepting someone else’s blame for the miserable circumstances they have found themselves in. It took me a long time to realize this, especially considering the fact that the people who were always blaming […]

Equality Does Not Mean We Are All the Same

equality, dignity, respect, empowerment, happiness, buddhism, lotus sutra, women's happiness

The primary intent of the Buddha was to help every person achieve the same enlightened state he had achieved – in this lifetime. A quote from the Lotus Sutra reads: At all times I think to myself: How can I cause living beings, to gain entry into the unsurpassed way and quickly acquire the body […]