Searching all directions with your awareness, you find no one dearer than yourself...
-Buddha (Ud 5.1)

Why did we create this blog

This blog was created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, USA, where 20 first-graders ages ranging from 6-7 were massacred by an angry 2o year old gunman. This took place on the 14th of December, 2012. We believe if he was taught how to love himself, how to be kind to himself, how to be compassionate to himself and how to appreciate himself, from an earlier age (pre-school) none of these things would have happened. It was a very sad occasion to all of us and it is time now to change its course. We have to acknowledge this happened, forgive the person who did it and learn from this tragedy. -Devni W.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It is a sad day for all of us. What do we do now?


In the wake of Sandy Hook school gun shooting there is so much debate about gun control in the media. More stringent gun control is always a good start. However gun control is just like putting a band aid on a wound.  Unless we address the root cause of violence we are going to see these acts of senseless violence again and again. This time the weapon is a gun. Next time may be it will be a knife or may be even a bomb. Who knows? 

Here is what we have to ask ourselves. What is the origin of violence? All violence stems from greed, hatred and delusion. The three poisons of this world. We need to instill loving-kindness, compassion and gratitude in our children from the start. This should be taught as a compulsory subject to all children regardless of their cultural, religious or social beliefs. It's never too late. 

It is said that this moment is the most important moment. The most important person is the one in front of you. The most important thing to is to care. If this is true, care for yourself first. Look in the mirror for a moment. You are the one in front of you all the time, even when you are alone. Love yourself first. Appreciate yourself first. Value your own human life. Stop expecting too much from you. Say this is good enough. I am happy to be here. I am kind to myself. I am not looking for anything more. By doing this everyday you begin to value your own human life. You will begin to value other human lives too. You will begin to care for others. You will begin to love others. You will begin to appreciate others. You expect less from others. What is done by others is good enough. Life is a precious gift. Do not just throw it away. Please don't harm yourself. And please please never harm anyone else.

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