Officers in a police helicopter were scouting a residential area, as part of a kidnapping investigation when they spotted a shocking sight, an enormous swastika on the bottom of a residential swimming pool in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
I didn't choose to cultivate equanimity. It chose me. My experience has taught me that nothing is permanent. Change is inevitable; sometimes it brings pleasure, sometimes pain. While you can't avoid pain, you can choose to suffer less.
In every image that I have ever seen, the Buddha is smiling. Not just ha ha, but grinning from ear to ear. He is in fact laughing. He knows something that we don't.