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Buddhism

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Buddhism

Postby Jarmika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:04 am

Buddhism is derived from practice. The Buddha himself practised until he fully understood the true nature of Dhamma; only then did he begin to teach others. Buddhists, therefore, understand the importance of practising meditation and training themselves according to the teachings. When they are not put regularly into practice, the knowledge and understanding gained from learning will not bring satisfactory results. So you should learn about and practise the moral precepts until they become higher morality, and learn and practise all the different levels of wisdom until you reach the level of higher wisdom. You must then practise until you truly reach freedom from dukkha and escape from the round of repeated birth and death. Because of that, practice is the most important part of Buddhism.”

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Re: Buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:09 am

Greetings Jarmika,

Yes, there is much work to be done.

:meditate:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism

Postby Jarmika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:13 am

Thanks retrofuturist...

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The Buddha

Postby Jarmika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:19 am

Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns,
And critically examines his product for authenticity.
Only accept what passes the test
By proving useful and beneficial in your life.

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Re: The Buddha

Postby Lazy_eye » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:34 pm


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Re: Buddhism

Postby Jarmika » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:11 am

Rob...
I still on facebook...but I had to change my name
I will send some message to you on your facebook...

Gift...

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Thinking

Postby Jarmika » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:47 am

" Think before you act "
" Don't do everything you think " :buddha1:

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Re: Thinking

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:58 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Buddhism

Postby Jarmika » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:58 am

retrofuturist,
Think before you act ...
think before you speak ...
Think before you think...
..........................
When you think and it makes you unhappy,ask yourself " why I am thinking " ( of it )
:anjali:

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Life..

Postby Jarmika » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:06 am

To know your body and mind is the best of all knowledge.... :buddha1:

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Re: Life..

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Re: Buddhism

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:16 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Mind..

Postby Jarmika » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:25 am

If you train your mind well, happiness will surely come....
:buddha2:

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Re: The Buddha

Postby purist_andrew » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:54 am


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Don't worry...

Postby Jarmika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 am

Don't worry about something that has not happened yet......
:woohoo:

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Re: Don't worry...

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:25 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Goodness practice..

Postby Jarmika » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:05 am

Goodness is it to practice taming the mind.... :buddha1:

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The Middle Way Within...

Postby Jarmika » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:07 pm

The teaching of Buddhism is about giving up evil and practising good.Then, when evil is given up and goodness is established, we must let go of both good and evil .We have already heard enough about the Middle Way , that is , the path to transcend both of those things....
All the Dhamma talks and teaching of the Buddha have one aim - to show the way out of suffering to those who have not yet escaped...
The teaching are for the purpose of giving us the right understanding...If we don't understand rightly,,then we can't arrive at peace...

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Thinking..

Postby Jarmika » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:49 am

We use thinking as a tool, but the knowing that arises because of its use is above and beyond the process of thinking; it leads to our not being fooled by our thinking any more. You recognize that all thinking is merely the movement of the mind, and also that knowing is not born and doesn't die. What do you think all this movement called 'mind' comes out of? What we talk about as the mind -- all the activity -- is just the conventional mind. It's not the real mind at all. What is real just IS, it's not arising and it's not passing away. Trying to understand these things just by talking about them, though, won't work. We need to really consider impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and impersonality (anicca, dukkha, anatta); that is, we need to use thinking to contemplate the nature of conventional reality. What comes out of this work is wisdom -- and emptiness. Even though there may still be thinking, it's empty -- you are not affected by it. :buddha1:

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The Essence of Buddha's Teaching

Postby Jarmika » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:44 am

Buddha said:

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

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