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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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SN I, 38.

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Re: secular Buddhist practice

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Excellent, thank you for sharing this, Tilt!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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

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

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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:

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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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