Spiritual Thoughts for the Day

buddha-meditation-east-eastern-65222Readings from “The Teachings of the Buddha: Dhammapada.” I enjoy the language of other faith traditions… which often amplify or bring new meaning to my own.

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceased by love — this is an old rule.

He who is earnest and meditative, obtains ample joy.

Delight in reflection.

As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its color or scent, so let a sage dwell in his village. 

But, like the beautiful flower, full of color and full of scent, are the fine and fruitful words of him who acts accordingly.

As many kinds of wreaths can be made from a heap of flowers, so many good things may be achieved by a mortal once he is born.

Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, writes a regular column for Sunstone Magazine, is the current president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.

 

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