Abbot’s Commentary: No One is In Charge

Abbot’s Commentary: No One is In Charge

There is no one anywhere who has control over the world. Many people feel that one or more gods are in charge, but none of them are. Many others feel that humans are, or should be, in charge, but we aren’t either, and never will be. This world is created by natural...
Abbot’s Commentary: Enlightenment

Abbot’s Commentary: Enlightenment

To see the Dharma is enlightenment.Enlightenment is seeing through self.Seeing through self ends suffering.The Dharma is that which ends suffering. Have you seen the Dharma? Activities Reflect on this post with Angela: Questions arising as I reflect deeply on your...
Abbot’s Commentary: Karma is Power

Abbot’s Commentary: Karma is Power

Karma is power. You have power because your actions have consequences. You have the power to change the world, and you have the power to change your life. You use this power at all times. Even if you decide not to use it, that very decision is an exercise of your...
Abbot’s Commentary: Virtue Makes Life Fun

Abbot’s Commentary: Virtue Makes Life Fun

Life is hard. But virtue makes it fun. It’s like saying that tennis is hard. But getting better at tennis makes it fun. Virtue is the process of getting better at life, so it makes life fun. This is hard to understand because so often, we think that being better at...