metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘buddhism’

directions

Buddhism does not offer intellectual answers; it gives directions only for the experiencing of truth

breathing in

Breathing in, i see myself as clear water.
Breathing out, i reflect things as they are.

now

We cannot necessarily practise 24 hours a day, but we can always practise now.

two types of love

There are two types of love and compassion. One type is conditioned — “beautiful face, beautiful body, beautiful sound” — that kind of love is greatly conditioned. As soon as these conditions disap­pear, then no more love! So, a few days of great happiness — kissing and cuddling — just a few days — then, no more! It is over because of too much conditioning, which is a result of ignorance. That is not sound love or compassion.

The other type of love and compassion arises when one realizes that others are human beings, sentient beings “just like me”, who do not want suffering, who want happiness. And, on that basis, some kind of love, respect and deep understanding comes into being.

how to be a better person

  1. Getting Started
    1. Become more self-aware.
    2. Set goals for yourself.
    3. Find a role model.
  2. Exercising Compassion
    1. Learn to love yourself.
    2. Learn to control anger and jealousy.
    3. Practice empathy.
    4. Show people that you care.
    5. Be appreciative.
    6. Give to others.
  3. Choosing the Right Path
    1. Explore your talents.
    2. Do what you love.
    3. Practice self-control.
    4. Thank people who help you along the way.

awareness

In the sunlight of awareness,
everything becomes sacred.

Thich Nhat Hanh

compassion is essential

Compassion is not religious; it is human.
It is not luxury; it is essential for peace and mental stability.
It is essential for our survival.