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Here is an interesting read on connecting intention and karma.. - Gil Fronsdal (audio download too!)
Good for you...you've been posting Monday's ! I admire your determination and respect you keeping on.... With or without an "audience".
Everyone was in a hurry to buy the book...but the steam slowed early on... Maybe forum book clubs have their own distinct obstacles...????
.... I read them FWIW. Go over a little chewing in my mind, and then move on without contributing. Why? No reason in particular.... I intend to do better!
....Keep them coming...4 more right?
On behalf of myself and all beings,
I intend to refrain from consciously hurting anyone.
I intend to refrain from overtly or covertly taking what is not mine.
I intend to be sure that my speech is kind as well as true.
I intend to refrain from addictive behaviors that confuse my mind and lead to heedlessness.
Generosity might be strategically effective or virtuous, but that’s not important. The point is that there is no good reason to love life or each other, yet we do.
—John Tarrant, “The Erotic Life of Emptiness”
This might just bring about a revival of sending someone a nice letter via snail-mail.... miracles happen!!
Stamps are part of my love for stationary. I try to match the stamp to the occasion or the card/envelope.