Putting down that heavy load

What we should and shouldn’t do

We had a rather free-form discussion today, and I thank you all for helping me along with talking about some ideas that aren’t quite coherent yet in my own mind.  I talked engaged Buddhism and why I believe that forcing political agendas and passing judgement on others may be at odds with what the Buddha taught.  I referred to two articles from Tricycle:

A Call to Conscience

Although I agree with much of the politics, I found this article to be somewhat dogmatic.
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene
and this…well, I don’t know if failure is inevitable, but I know that there is something important going on that we can look at directly and take refuge in Buddhist teachings.

And just this last thought from Rumi (and Mary D.) There is a field:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.–Rumi

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