A look at Eastern spirituality
Sean Madden is one of my favourite bloggers. His Inoodle site is in the finest traditions of political campaigning with a powerful commitment on peace and justice issues.
Sean is also interested in spiritual issues. He approaches spirituality from a different place than me but I find his insights to be thought provoking. His new site Mindful Living Guide reflects some of the influences in his spiritual journey which seems to be influenced by Eastern religious traditions. It is well worth visiting by those who are prepared to have their horizons widened.
As a sample I would draw your attention to a post concerning the 11th Century Buddhist master Attisha who offers the following words of wisdom;
The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the world's ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Some wisdom there in my humble opinion.