Quotes and Resources from Nils’ and Wynn’s Talks This Week

From Nils Heymann’s talk:

The Buddha’s First Discourse: Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Dharma

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. -Audre Lorde.

From Wynn Fricke’s talk:

A Victim Treats his Mugger Right

“When one intends to move or when one intends to speak, one should first examine one’s own mind and then act appropriately with composure. When one sees one’s mind to be attached or repulsed, then one should neither act nor speak, but remain still like a piece of wood. When my mind is haughty, sarcastic, full of conceit and arrogance, ridiculing, evasive and deceitful, when it is inclined to boast, or when it is contemptuous of others, abusive, and irritable, then I should remain still like a piece of wood. When my mind is averse to the interests of others and seeks my own self-interest, or when it wishes to speak out of a desire for an audience, then I will remain still like a piece of wood. When it is impatient, indolent, timid, impudent, garrulous, or biased in my own favor, then I will remain still like a piece of wood.”
-Shantideva

 

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