Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fourteen Facts of Life – Buddhist way

1: The greatest enemy in life is the EGO… 2: The greatest deceit in life is: I Am Mine… 3: The greatest failure in life is narcissism… 4: The greatest acid in life isenvy & jealousy… 5: The greatest error … Continue reading

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handle insult and maintain compassion.

The Buddha explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion. One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others, he shouted.” You … Continue reading

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The evil you do remains with you

Wonderful story….with POWERFUL lesson A woman baked chapatti (roti) for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a … Continue reading

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“sexual misconduct” – Buddhist perspective

What is “sexual misconduct” (kamesu micchacara)? Here are two definitions in the Buddha’s own words. “One conducts oneself wrongly in matters of sex; one has intercourse with those under the protection of father, mother, brother, sister, relatives or clan, or … Continue reading

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PATIENCE

What is true patience and how can we develop it? Patience is imperturbability in the face of harm and hardship. Responding to these difficulties with anger is extremely destructive because it creates unpleasant consequences and destroys positive energy. There is … Continue reading

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Mental Causality – Disturbed Life

When there is expectation, then there is bound to be disappointment. When expectation is absent, then disappointment cannot come into being. Whenever there is pride, then there is bound to be wounded pride. When pride is absent, then wounded pride … Continue reading

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MAKING ROOM TO DEVELOP

When clouds cover the sky, we cannot see the pure nature of space. Likewise, when conceptual thoughts occupy the mind, we cannot see the pure nature of the mind. To see whether this is true, we can meditate so that … Continue reading

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Buddhist Ethics

Man-made moral laws and customs do not form Buddhist Ethics. The world today is in a state of turmoil; valuable ethics are being upturned. The forces of materialistic sscepticism have turned their dissecting blades on the traditional concepts of what … Continue reading

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Four right efforts

1.One should put forth some effort to prevent evil, and prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising. 2.One should put forth some effort to get rid of evil and unwholesome states of mind that are there (have arisen). 3.Put forth … Continue reading

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True Love and Life – Buddhist Principles

Love, without desire to possess, knowing well that in the ultimate sense there is no possession and no possessor: this is the highest love. Love, without speaking and thinking of “I,” knowing well that this so-called “I” is a mere delusion. Love, … Continue reading

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