Thursday, July 03, 2008

Step into the Conflict and Reconcile

I was going through my bookcase looking for another book, and I came upon The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamense Zen Buddhist monk. His teachings are both simple and powerful and can be accessed by anyone regardless of their religious orientation.

It's been a good while since I've picked up this book, so I was curious about passages I had marked. I found one which I wanted to share with you--it is a sutra by Vimalakirti Nirdesa:

In the time of war
Raise in yourself the Mind of Compassion
Help living beings
Abandon the will to fight
Wherever there is a furious battle
Use all you might
To keep both sides' strength equal
And then step into the conflict to reconcile.

Vimalakirti Nirdesa

Step into the conflict to reconcile. Those are powerful words.


nice said...


... just to clarify - it was the XOI that was diverging negatively - actually the Oil Service was holding up pretty good..

Been a while since I read Thich Nhat Hanh

Have you ever read
"What The Buddha Taught"
by Rahula Wampola

There are quite a few market letters etc.. issuing crash warnings lately... have they got the timing right?

Every technical analyst is making the rounds pointing out the breakdowns...

I was also wondering if the ECB is raising rates on purpose to slow things down rather than 'fight' inflation.

Europe usually lags the US by about 6-8 months - so this raise in rates could paradoxically later this year weaken the Euro if the raise in rates slows the economy...

Enjoy the holiday weekend


Leisa said...

NG: At the time that I wrote OIH was failing to make new highs while oil was gaining. I considered that a divergence.

I'm not familiar with Walpola's (not Wampola)writings. I have a friend who has read this this book. It must be a sign that I should read it given it has been twice recommended.

I don't read to many market letters. In fact, I discontinued my PeterDag subscription. I feel that I'm in rhythm now with understanding the effect of x on y. I also did not like the continual "don't fight the Fed". I believe that there is a huge difference between reliquifying (printing money) the banks so that they do under v. providing liquidity to Main street. Given that I had that understanding, I felt that I didn't need to pay fees to another.