A Buddhist View of Romantic Love

If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one is to live seriously — though not necessarily wisely — following some track, believing in a hub to the wheeling universe or a sea toward which we flow or an end before which all the hubbub of civilization subsides. What is your purpose, friend, or what should it be? Continue reading “A Buddhist View of Romantic Love”

Story – The Monkey and the Apples

There once was a happy monkey wandering the jungle, eating delicious fruit when hungry, and resting when tired. One day he came upon a house, where he saw a bowl of the most beautiful apples. He took one in each hand and ran back into the forest. He sniffed the apples and smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but hurt his teeth. They were made of wood, but they were beautiful, and when the other monkeys saw them, he held onto them even tighter.
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Understanding – purpose of life

What is the purpose of life?

Man is the highest fruit on the tree of evolution. It is for man to realize his position in nature and understand the true meaning of his life.

To know the purpose of life, you will first have to study the subject through your experience and insight. Then, you will discover for yourself the true meaning of life. Guidelines can be given, but you must create the necessary conditions for the arising of realization yourself.
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Love, Marriage and relationships

People spend a fortune on research, books and other sources of information trying to discover the ‘secret’ to a successful and lasting marriage. Yet, every year, statistics show a grim reality that divorces are on the increase. Studies also show that children who grow up in broken homes tend to have more problems at school and in their emotional development compared to other kids.

Thus, it is fair to say that problems in a marriage can lead to problems in society. Many authors, doctors and self-help gurus offer their advice and remedy on the topic, but their proposed solutions come from the same people who are themselves imperfect because they are still subject to defilements such as greed, anger and delusion. Continue reading “Love, Marriage and relationships”

7 BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES…

1) stay away from anger…It hurts…Only You!

2) If you are right then there is no need to get angry, and if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry.

3) Patience with family is love, Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence

4) Never think hard about the PAST, It brings tears…
Don’t think more about the FUTURE, It brings fears…
Live this moment with a smile, It brings cheers

5) Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, Every problem comes to make us or break us, The choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious

6) Beautiful things are not always good but good things are always beautiful

7) Happiness keeps you sweet so try n be as happy from within as possible

The Buddhist Way of Life – common man

The Buddha considered economic welfare as a requisite for human happiness, but moral and spiritual development for a happy, peaceful and contented life.

A man named Dighajanu once visited the Buddha and said, ‘Venerable Sir, we are ordinary laymen, leading a family life with wife and children. Would the Blessed One teach us some doctrines which will be conducive to our happiness in this world and hereafter? Continue reading “The Buddhist Way of Life – common man”

Detachment – Way to Enlightment

It has been said that the highest wisdom lies in detachment, or, in the words of Chung-Tzu, ‘The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.’ Detachment means to have neither regrets for the past nor fears for the future; to let life take its course without attempting to interfere with its movement and change, neither trying to prolong the stay of something pleasant nor to hasten the departure of things unpleasant. To do this is to move in time with life, to be in perfect accord with its changing music, and this is called Enlightenment. Continue reading “Detachment – Way to Enlightment”

Mindfulness of the breathing – meditation through breathing

Food is necessary in both quantity and quality. A poor person tends to seek quantity first in order to satisfy his hunger. But quantity alone is not enough — the quality of the food is also crucial. We need to eat nutritious food so that we get all the necessary minerals and vitamins. A well-balanced diet will make us healthy and able to carry out important missions in life.
 
The practice of mindfulness of the breathing is equivalent to food for the mind. And the mind needs both quantity and quality. Quantity in mindfulness of the breathing means having mindfulness supervise and control our mind by focusing continuously on the in-breath and out-breath in every posture, whether it be standing, walking, sitting or lying down. 
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Nivarana — The Five Hindrances

During our mindfulness of the breathing practice we must attempt to fix mindfulness to our body or, in other words, the in-breath and out-breath. Establish the contentment to be with the breath, confine the six senses — eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind — within the body. Do not let your mind wander outside of this body. 
 
If you feel restless, know that our old friends are visiting. This group of friends is called the five hindrances (nivarana). Continue reading “Nivarana — The Five Hindrances”

Truth – NON-DUALITY in Life

Truth occupies a very important position in the Buddha’s teaching. The Four Noble Truths are the hub of the wheel of the Dhamma. Truth (//sacca//) is one of the ten perfections to be cultivated in order to purify oneself.

Truth can have different aspects. If we want to find an end to suffering, we have to find truth at its deepest level. The moral precepts which include “not lying” are a basic training without which one can’t lead a spiritual life.
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