Happy Tibetan New Year!

image from Shambhala Publications

Today is Tibetan New Year, Year of the Water Dragon. In a talk on Maitri, Pema Chödrön shared the following, “The Four Limitless Ones”:

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
This first line refers to maitri.

May we be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
And this second line refers to compassion.

May we never be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.
This refers to joy.

May we dwell in the great equanimity, free from passion, aggression and prejudice.
This refers to equanimity.

I think that these are good things to contemplate today, this opportunity to begin again, and may each of the four be limitless in your life, and may you know that. Happy New Year / Losar Tashi Delek!

image from Shambhala Publications

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