Sunday, 30 January, 2022: Right Intention: Justice, Equity and Compassion

Three Pure Precepts

I vow to refrain from all evil.
I vow to make every effort to live in enlightenment.
I vow to live and be lived for the benefit of all beings.

– from the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts

Buddhist psychology teaches that intention is what makes the pattern of our karma. Karma, the cause and results of every action, comes from the heart’s intentions and precede each action. When our intentions are kind, the karmic result is very different from when they are greedy or aggressive. If we are not aware, we will unconsciously act out of habit and fear. But if we attend to our intentions, we can notice if they spring from the body of fear or from our deliberate thoughtfulness and care.

– Jack Kornfeld, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

The second UU Principle is “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations” and the second step of the Buddhist Eightfold Path is Right Intention. Lisa deGruyter will lead the service.

Please Join Us for Worship.

We are forgoing meeting in person during the coronavirus epidemic, meeting on Zoom. We share music, readings, and hymns on our usual presentation slides, have a story and a talk, and share joys and sorrows, as well as a virtual “coffee hour” discussion starting at 10:30, with the service at 11. If you prefer not to be seen, video is optional. If you would like to participate, please email for details and a link, or for help with using ZOOM.

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