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 in life is to lose self-control…

6: The greatest crime in life is betrayal of parents…

7: The greatest deplorable in life in pathetic self-pity…

8: The greatest success in life is correcting own failure…

9: The greatest bankruptcy in life is lewd immoral conduct…

10: The greatest wealth in life is health and understanding…

11: The greatest debts in life is clinging and lack of purity…

12: The greatest gift in life ispatient tolerance & forgiveness…

13: The greatest shortcoming in life is lack of present Awareness!

14: The greatest soothing relief in life is generosity & kind charity!

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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 are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”

The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”

“If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy.”

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. “You are right, o Enlightened One, “he said. “Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower.”

The Buddha answered kindly, “Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me.”

Beautiful Quotes

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.

Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,
Patience with self is confidence and
Patience with GOD is faith.

Never Think Hard about PAST, It brings Tears…
Don’t Think more about FUTURE, It brings Fears…
Live this Moment with a Smile, It brings Cheers.!!!!

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
Choice is our whether we become victim or victorious !!!

Search a beautiful heart not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good but
good things are always beautiful.

Remember me like pressed flower in your Notebook. It may not be having any fragrance but will remind you of my existence forever in your life.

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 hunchback came and took away the chapatti. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words:

“The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… “Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?” One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunchback,” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapatti she prepared for him!

As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. “What is this I am doing?” she said. Immediately, she threw the chapatti into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and muttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Every day, as the woman placed the chapatti on the window sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return.

That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapatti. As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!”

” As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapatti that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life!

It was then that she realized the significance of the words: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” Do good and Don’t ever stop doing good, even if it is not appreciated at that time. If you like this, share it with others and I bet so many lives would be touched

“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 of their religious community; or with those promised to someone else, protected by law, and even with those betrothed with a garland” (Book of Tens, Anguttara Nikaya, X, 206).

“Abandoning sexual misconduct, one abstains from sexual misconduct; he does not have intercourse with women who are protected by their mother, father, mother and father, brother, sister, or relatives, who have a husband, who are protected by law, or with those already engaged”  Continue reading ““sexual misconduct” – Buddhist perspective”

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 no austere practice to equal the practice of patience, which calms the turbulence of the disturbing emotions. It is cultivated in meditation and implemented in everyday life. There are three main kinds of patience: the patience of taking no account of those who inflict harm, the patience of willingly accepting adversity and the patience of gaining certainty with regard to the teachings. Their opposites are animosity, discouragement and reluctance to engage with the teachings.

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 cannot come into being.

Whenever there is anger, then there is bound to be conflict.
When anger is absent, then conflict cannot come into being.

When there is perception, then there is bound to be deception.
When perception is absent, then deception cannot come into being.

When there is birth, then there is bound to be ageing, decay & death.
When birth is absent, then ageing, decay & death cannot come into being.

When there is craving, then there is bound to be suffering.
When craving is absent, then suffering cannot come into being.

When there is suffering, then happiness cannot come into being.
When suffering is absent, then happiness comes into being. 

When this arises, then that also emerges!
When this ceases, then that also ends.

When this is, then that also comes into being!
When this is not, then that cannot come into being.

~ The Buddha~

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 the mind becomes relaxed and peaceful, and then there is room to develop compassion, love, and bodhicitta. But when our mind is occupied by conceptual thoughts and negative thoughts, there is no space to develop good qualities. Our mind becomes full of suffering and we cannot disentangle ourselves from confusion.

When our mind emphasizes positive, calming, and relaxing thoughts, it leaves no space for negative thoughts to arise. Then we can maintain a peaceful, harmonious mind regardless of external conditions. This becomes a matter of how much we habituate ourselves to the Dharma teachings.

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 are considered humane qualities. Yet, any person who has a concern for culture and civilization will concern himself with practical, ethical issues. For ethics has to do with human conduct. It is concerned with our relationship with ourselves and with our fellow-men.

The need for ethics arises from the fact that man is not perfect by nature; he has to train himself to be good. Thus morality becomes the most important aspect of living.
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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 much effort to arouse good, and also wholesome states of mind.

4.Also put forth some effort to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind
already there (already arisen).

~ The Buddha

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, without selecting and excluding, knowing well that to do so means to create love’s own contrasts: dislike, aversion and hatred.

Love, embracing all beings: small and great, far and near, be it on earth, in the water or in the air.

Love, embracing impartially all sentient beings, and not only those who are useful, pleasing or amusing to us. Continue reading “True Love and Life – Buddhist Principles”