Hospitality, a.k.a. rediscovering spirituality.

A few weeks back I stumbled upon the videos of Ajahn Brahm’s (a British Buddhist Monk) talks on Youtube. This monk is known for his humour and wit which makes Buddhism accessible and approachable. His talks focus more on how one improves oneself and has minimal aspects of RELIGION per se.

One of the best stories from the great monk is called “Opening the Door of Your Heart” inspired from what his father told him before he left home to become a monk. This story teaches oneself to make peace with one’s faults and mistakes, and instead of being ashamed of them, to “open the door of one’s hearts” to them, to make peace with all aspects, regardless of good or bad, of oneself.

When one accepts everything of oneself, there is no need for the constant endeavour to improve, and life becomes much more relaxing and peaceful. It is this hospitality that we give to ourselves, that we can liberate ourselves. And after opening the door of your heart to yourself, you extend that hospitality to others and open the door to them. According to Ajahn Brahm, people show you the side of them which you want to see, hence, if one sees kindness in another, kindness will be showed by the other to him.

#ajahnbrahm Hospitality

via Daily Prompt: Hospitality

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Author: 粤生

鄙人姓鄒名健鴻 字將儒 號玉樞 又號粵生。歷年雙十,甚羨中英眾作家寫作風采,不知天高地厚,遂自提禿筆嘗撰文章以求鍛煉中英寫作之藝。文多以風花雪月,品茶論書,吹水不抹嘴之類為多。望諸君共賞,不吝批評賜教。 粵生拜上。

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