“Seldom has a book touched me so deeply in its mix of compassion, authenticity, and forward-looking while fully honoring the world’s wisdom traditions. It lays out how the darkness of suffering has a way of pushing humanity into the light of new beginnings if we so choose.”
The emergence of COVID-19 turned the world upside down causing mass causalities and sickness, economic ruin, and social unrest in the streets. However, despite the pandemic’s tragic and chaotic nature, the virus has also been a catalyst for the spiritual awakening of humanity on a scale not seen at any time since possibly World War II.
In COVID-19 and Humanity’s Spiritual Awakening, Forrest Rivers walks the reader through the myriad of ways in which the virus has served to awaken the inborn seeds of truth, wisdom, and the acknowledgment of our common roots as one human family.
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Birth dies into life Death gives birth again In an endless cycle For you to find Your Buddha nature…. Impermanent Like the winds of change Yet, there is something That still remains Underlying our true essence…. Luminous Like a full moon rising And all knowing Like eagles soaring It is the spring lotus Of awareness … Continue reading “Dying into Life”
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It was a beautiful day outside. The birds were singing, the sun was shining brightly and a cool autumn breeze swept across the countryside. I was hiking with my dear friend Jamie back down forest service road 316, a gorgeous trail in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. We had walked about six miles … Continue reading “Mountain Heaven”
Three pilgrims set off by foot on a 90-mile (about 145 km) pilgrimage down a well-traveled path in the mountains. In a bid to impress the other two pilgrims, the first trekker attempted to hike thirty 30 miles (about 48 km) his first day…. far past any reasonable mileage. Consequently, he blew out one of … Continue reading “The Humble Pilgrim”
One day an arrogant and wealthy politician encountered a monk at the center of the town square. The monk, clad in a flowing orange robe with a begging cup in hand, did not pay the politician any notice. He just strolled slowly by the prominent man with eyes staring straight ahead absorbed in a walking … Continue reading “A Miracle in the Town Square”
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