From The Ashes

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of , Opinion

From the ashes of tragedy a spirit has risen from within New York City to unite the citizenry of our great nation. What was meant to terrorize has galvanized us as Americans and awakened a sleeping giant, which has shown its strength and courage. And it is that strength that makes America great. It is not in our real estate, or our government – it is in the spirit of our people. Hero’s have stepped up in a moment of crises to risk their lives simply because they were needed […]

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Fuck You Too!

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of

The Sixth Precept of Buddha states, “Do not maintain anger or hatred. Learn to penetrate and transform them when they are still seeds in your consciousness. As soon as they arise, turn your attention to your breath to see and understand the nature of your anger and hatred and the nature of the persons who have caused your anger and hatred.” Have you ever noticed that anger is contagious? It grows and spreads one person at a time like a fire gaining momentum, until it is so hot it is […]

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A Quiet Storm

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: In Search Of , Opinion

“Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find a way to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, sounds. By such means awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world”. (Precept #4 Buddha’s 14 precepts for Inner Peace) I sat and thought about those words tonight. Especially here in New York it is commonplace to turn a blind […]

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