Is receiving love, and being loved. up until this point, kindness was a task. wow.
Can you describe a bit more what you mean
Much Mudita to you
I kind of just went into that Christian type mindset of thinking of all the support and love I get from my friends, my mother and father, spiritual friends, possibly even Devas. I think it is wholesome to receive and actually take that love that has been given to us from external sources. I had always confused that with attachment, but now I’m beginning to think it’s a crucial part of the path. I may be wrong, but it in no way feels sensual or clingy at this point.
Something like “if everyone were bodhisattvas and giving to each other, who’d be doing the eating?”
Gratitude is also a Buddhist virtue
“Now what is the level of a person of no integrity? A person of no integrity is ungrateful & unthankful. This ingratitude, this lack of thankfulness, is advocated by rude people. It is entirely on the level of people of no integrity. A person of integrity is grateful & thankful. This gratitude, this thankfulness, is advocated by civil people. It is entirely on the level of people of integrity.”
It is beautiful when it arises spontaneously.