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secular Buddhist practice

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:43 pm

    "When someone you love is mean to you, the knee-jerk reaction to the threat is to strike back in self-defense. Unfortunately, doing so perpetuates the vicious cycle of mistrust, anger, and loneliness. When the empathetic response is unplugged at a neural level on both sides disconnection occurs. This is tragic because human connection matters more than anything in our lives. Luckily, through loving-kindness meditation and compassion training you can break this cycle. Empathy can be learned and fortified with mindfulness training." http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the ... map=%5B%5D

Thanks, Shi Huifeng.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: secular Buddhist practice

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Excellent, thank you for sharing this, Tilt!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: secular Buddhist practice

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Ben wrote:Excellent, thank you for sharing this, Tilt!
Ven Huifeng posted it in FB. I thought it worth sharing here.
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: secular Buddhist practice

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:42 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Ben wrote:Excellent, thank you for sharing this, Tilt!
Ven Huifeng posted it in FB. I thought it worth sharing here.

You were right. :smile:

:namaste:
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Re: secular Buddhist practice

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:20 pm

:anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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