Compassion for Pakistani flood victims. ~ Jeff Grygny

Via on Aug 25, 2010

The Pakistani flood is causing unprecedented suffering to the people of this beautiful region.

Pakistan has been hit by the worst flooding the country has seen in 71 years. Almost one million people have been affected, including hundreds of thousands of children. ~Roger Moore (seriously)

It’s often thought that many of the mahasiddas (Buddhist saints) came from the Swat region, identified with parts of Pakistan, so we American Buddhists would seem to have a karmic connection with the place.

Please remember the men, women and children shivering in tents, grieving for their lost homes and cattle, and prone to hunger and sickness. If you feel inclined to offer help, Unicef accepts donations; perhaps some well-informed among us could suggest other reliable channels?

May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering
May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering
May they dwell in the great equanimity that is free from passion aggression and prejudice.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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One Response to “Compassion for Pakistani flood victims. ~ Jeff Grygny”

  1. julialeeyoga says:

    Amen, brother.

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