Mini Mindfulness Break for September 21, 2022

Dear Friends:
Breaking the Chain of Suffering

Our suffering was not caused by our parents or grandparents. It was merely passed down. We are social animals. We grow through modeling. We teach what we have learned. We act as we have been acted upon. A person who is not loving has not experienced love. It is not his fault. Realizing this gives rise to forgiveness. And in Chan we vow that suffering will stop with us. We will not pass it down.

– Guo Jun, “A Special Transmission”

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How to Regard All Beings
Here is a quote from Huineng on how to regard all beings. Other than the quote, which is from Tricycle.com, this is my recollection of his role in Zen Buddhism. Huineng was the sixth patriarch of Zen. He was born in 638 and died in 713 at the age of 75. He began his spiritual li …

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May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD
–Jerome

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