Date(s) - 09/02/2022
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Instead we will be meeting online. Join us by clicking on this Zoom link on Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm . We value Sangha (spiritual community) and feel it is important for us to have the opportunity to be together. We will use this time to meditation along with a short check in to see how we can best support one another. Plus the facilitator will continue on our Dharma theme offering everyone a focus for our practice. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
Join us to explore….this Wednesday…!
All are welcome!
The Wheel of Life
The Jealous God Realm
This Wednesday evening we continue our trip around the wheel of life and we find ourselves looking into the realm of the Angry Gods. We may know these beings as Asuras, Angry Titans or Jealous Gods. The beings here are caught in a relentless battle for power, status and recognition. We may recognize them by their competitive, jealous and even paranoid states of being. In a way, they know that their situation is temporary and they are driven to secure their goals and desires at any cost. They have very little consideration for others’ well-being as they are trapped in a self-absorption that fuels an aggressive drive to be the best, have the most, and remain on top.
It may be easy to recognize this way of being in some people we see in the world. Perhaps some famous folks come to mind, some politicians or fortune hunters. Yet we, too, have likely experienced this state. Maybe something at work comes up and a bit of competition arises or we seek to improve our status in a club, a group, or with friends. Perhaps we too have wanted power over a situation and have taken on a domineering approach to get our way. This could happen with siblings, with a partner or with friends.
Bringing some wisdom to the situation will help shift this mental state to a place where we can become clear that others’ well being is connected with our own. When the drive and clarity of an Asura can be harnessed and channeled into Metta, kindness, and concern for others, compassionate action begins to open the door to freedom.
Please join us as we explore the Jealous God Realm on the Wheel of Life.
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