Monday, January 16, 2012

THE FIRST MINDFULNESS TRAINING: OPENNESS

Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, I am determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help me learn to look deeply and to develop my understanding and compassion. They are not doctrines to fight, kill or die for.

Taken from: The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing

The Order of Interbeing was founded by and continues to be inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk.

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