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christianT
30.01.2008, 13:29
Nu am avut in intentie prin acest topic sa practic nici un fel de prozelitism religios. Nu sunt budist practicant, nu apartin in fapt nici unei religii, insa budismul ma intereseaza prin 2 aspecte ale sale:
1) ca o stiinta a spiritului, deci o metodologie a cunoasterii psihicului uman.
2) ca o metoda terapeutica pentru aplanarea si chiar vindecarea angoaselor existentiale ale omului.
Acestea fiind spuse, sa intru in subiect.
Am primit cu mai mult timp in urma o carte de la un coleg, cambogian de origine si budist practicant. Cartea, intr-un format "de poche", cam cat 2 cutii de chibrite, cuprinde invataminte din multimilenara filosofie budhista. Nu stiu de ce mi-a fost daruita aceasta carte, probabil pentru ca Touch, asa-l cheama pe colegul meu, a fost placut surprins de insistenta cu care-i solicit informatii despre viata religioasa budista. Nu vreau sa insist prea mult pe acest coleg, singurul budist ce-l cunosc personal, dar cateva cuvinte tot va spun. E nascut in Cambogia, dar de la varsta de 5 ani locuieste in Canada, parintii lui fugind de teroarea nebuna a lui Pol Pot. Eu pe acest om nu l-am vazut niciodata furios, e mereu calm si cu zambetul pe buze, ca daca i-ai pune o roba rosie si l-ai tunde zero, ar fi o reclama excelenta pentru un calugar budist. Nimic nu pare sa-l tulbure pe acest om, am impresia ca e mereu intr-o stare de calm spiritual de nezdruncinat. Eu nu l-am vazut niciodata nici macar incruntandu-se. Nici un fel de cuta pe piele! Calm si senin tot timpul!
Si acum despre cartea primita de la el. Se numeste "Heart of a Buddha" si este publicata de "The Amitabha Buddhist Society". Eu mi-am propus ca toate maximele budiste din aceasta carte sa le pun pe acest topic. Fiind profund spirituale, ele pot fi,in mare parte, valabile pentru toate religiile, deci si pentru crestinism. Cred deci ca aceste invataminte pot fi valabile pentru un crestin, care in cautarile lui sincere, cauta sa gaseasca raspuns la toate framantarile lui. Sper ca intr-o saptamana, doua, sa ajung sa pun toate maximele pe acest topic. Cartea e scrisa in engleza, limba care e cunoscuta de marea majoritate de pe aces forum, drept pentru care nu voi incerca nici un fel de traducere. Daca simtiti nevoia sa adaugati comentarii, nu ezitati s-o faceti.



Heart of a buddha








We are what we think.



All that we are arises with ou thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.



Do not dwell in the past.
Do not dream of the future.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.



Even if everyone alse is not doing good, I alone will.


Even if everyone else is doing wrong, I alone will not.

christianT
30.01.2008, 13:48
Just as water cools both, good an bad
and washes away all impurity and dust,
in the same way you should develop thoughts of love
for friend and foe alike,
and having reached perfection in love,
you will attain enlightenment.


Everytihng changes,
nothing remains
without change.

Raven
30.01.2008, 23:41
Everytihng changes,</span><br style="font-weight: bold;">nothing remains</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><str&#111;ng style="font-weight: bold;">without change.[/b]

Intr-o dimineata insorita de primavara, discipolul a observat cum frunzele salciei se misca in bataia vantului.
Discipolul l-a intrebat pe maestru: se misca frunzele sau este vantul?
Maestrul a raspuns: Nu, nici frunzele, nici vantul. Inima si mintea se misca.

christianT
31.01.2008, 10:15
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.


Doubt separates people.


It is a poison that disintegrates friendship and breaks up pleasant relations.


It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;


It is a sword that kills.

christianT
31.01.2008, 10:21
There is nothing more worthy than the virtue of selflessness.


Selflessness unites people.


It is a healing herb that unifies strangers and brings families together.


It is the love for others that is higher than self-love;


It is our only hope.

christianT
31.01.2008, 11:25
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy beetwen them,
each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other,
always using friendly and sincere words.


If we fail to look after others when they need help,
who will look after us?


Indifference brings indifference;
lovingkindess brings lovingkindess.

christianT
31.01.2008, 11:51
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.


Happiness never decreases by being shared.

31.01.2008, 15:51
Frumoase invataturi, christian! Si daca te ocupi cu asa ceva, inseamna ca esti un om sensibil, spiritual. De fapt, noi ne-am dat seama de astasi pana acum. In ce priveste prietenul tau - cambogianul, nu stiu ce sa zic, pentru ca nu-l cunosc. Tu il cunosti. Dar, asa, in general vorbind, nu cred ca totul in viata este sa fii senin si calm, fara incretituri pe frunte. Eu am intalnitin Romania oameni care nu au vrut (sau nu au putut) sa se implice in viata sociala, s-au retras pe la manastiri si au fost calmi si senini. Fara griji si fara stres. Dar noi nu am recomanda o astfel de viata nimanui. De ce sa trecem prin viata ca gasca prin apa? Eminescu nu a fost nici calm nici senin. A fost un suflet framantat, chiar nefericit. Dar a lasat ceva in urma lui. S-a "consumat", dar a lasato operade mare valoare pentru semenii lui, chiar pentru o natie intreaga. Deci, s-a meritat sacrificiul. La fel, o mama ... cate nopti nedormite, cate lacrimi, cate fire albe si cate incretituri pe frunte pana isi vede bebelusul crescut mare. Dar, din nou, se merita sacrificiul. Si cred ca la fel stau lucrurile si cu oamenii de stiinta. Eforturile pe care le depun isi pun amprenta pe aspectul pielii, al fetii si pe culoarea parului, dar pentru un scop bun...Este doar un gand, o reflectie a meape marginea ideii expuse de tine.Dar daca este ceva gresit, te rog sa-mi spui.

Raven
31.01.2008, 22:57
It is the love for others that is higher than self-love;





It is our only hope.




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christianT
01.02.2008, 00:06
Rain falls,
wind blows,
plants bloom,
laves mature,
and are blown away;
these phenomena are all
interrelated with causes and conditions.
are brought about by them,
and disappear as the causes and conditions change.


Hatred never ceases
by hatred,
but by love.

christianT
01.02.2008, 10:24
All that we are is the result of what we have thought;
it is founded on our thoughts.


If a man speaks or acts with pure thought,
joy will follow him,
like a shadow
that never leaves him.


In the light of his vision he has found his freedom.
His thoughts are peace,
his words.... peace,
his work.... peace.

christianT
01.02.2008, 11:03
The gift of Truth
overcomes all gifts,
The joy of Truth,
overcomes all pleasures.
The taste of Truth
overcomes all sweetness.


The loss of desire
overcomes all sorrows.


Perfect wisdom,
Perfect tranquility,
Perfect compassion
arise from
Our love,
Our sincerity,
Our understanding.

christianT
02.02.2008, 02:38
In separeteness, lies the world's great sufering.
In unity, lies the world's true strenght.


Impermanence-
No self-
Nirvana.

christianT
02.02.2008, 04:53
Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart,
made of the heart.
If you speak or act with a corrupted act,
then suffering follows you-
as the weel of the cart,
the track of the ox
that pulls it.


Phenomena are preceded by the heart,
ruled by the heart,
made of the heart.
If you speak or act with calm,
bright heart,
then happiness follow you,
like a shadow
that never leaves.

Loniia
03.02.2008, 00:50
Nu am avut in intentie prin acest topic sa practic nici un fel de prozelitism religios. Nu sunt budist practicant, nu apartin in fapt nici unei religii, insa budismul ma intereseaza prin 2 aspecte ale sale:
1) ca o stiinta a spiritului, deci o metodologie a cunoasterii psihicului uman.
2) ca o metoda terapeutica pentru aplanarea si chiar vindecarea angoaselor existentiale ale omului.







ChristianT cunoasterea spiritului mai degraba este o traire nu o pot compara a fi stiinta,stiinta se bazeaza pe ratiune, analizasi judecata,cunoasterea spiritului se bazeaza pe inima .,stiinta se indoieste,e buna pentru un anumit scop in ce priveste materia ,lumea din afara .Daca asculti inima credinta aisio alta lume total diferita.Doua lumi care exista inlauntrul nostru unul care se indoieste si unul care crede.


Heart of abuddha , carte de care putin stiu de ea,merita lecturata , din cate cunosc despre buddhismse bazeaza pe iubire.,iar citatele postate contin adevaruri care au fost cercetate cu inima.

christianT
03.02.2008, 02:24
We already have
perfect compassion,
perfect wisdom,
perfect joy.


We only need to seattle our minds,
so they can arise from deep within us.


Develop the quit,
even state of mind.
When praised by some
and condemned by others,
free the mind from hate and pride,
and gently go your way in peace.

christianT
03.02.2008, 03:51
He is able
who thinks
he is able.


You yourself,
as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.

christianT
03.02.2008, 07:32
Focus,
not on the rudeness of others,
not on what they've done or left undone,
but on what you
have and have not done
yourself.


Those consummate in virtue,
Dwelling in heedfulness
Released by right knowing:
Evil connot follow their tracks.

christianT
03.02.2008, 12:17
As a single slab of rock
won't budge in the wind,
so the wise are not move
by praise,
by blame.


Irrigators guide the water.
Fletchers shape the arrow shaft.
Carpenters shape the wood.
The wise control themselves.

christianT
04.02.2008, 12:21
Don't be heedless of merit
("It wont comw to me")
A water jar fills,
even with water
falling in drops.
With merit - even if
bit
by
bit,
habitually-
the enlightened one fills himself full.


Avoid all evil,
Embrace all goodness,
Purify ones's own mind.

christianT
04.02.2008, 12:26
Life is an illusion,
a dream,
a bubble,
a shadow.


Nothing is permanent.
Nothing is worthy of anger.
Nothing is worthy of dispute.
Nothing!

Raven
05.02.2008, 10:16
Nothing!
What is "Nothing"?

&lt;smile&gt;

christianT
05.02.2008, 10:30
Life is short.
Time is fleeting.
Uncover the True Nature.
Purify the mind and heart
to attain happiness.
Be kind, be compassionate.
Be generous, do good.
Concentrate.
Understand.
Awaken.


Overcome
... greed with generosity,
... anger with lovingkindness,
... ignorance with understanding.

christianT
05.02.2008, 11:16
When we free ourselves
of desire,
we will know
serenity and freedom.


Through true honesty,
deeply believe
that all sentient-beings are one.


That all beings have the same
true nature,
wisdom,
virtue.

christianT
05.02.2008, 13:48
Find your faults,
feel deep regret,
and correct your mistakes,
reform sincerey,
practice kindness,
concentrate the mind,
sever selfishness,
awaken.


Forgive and be free.
Forget that you have forgiven,
and be freer.

christianT
06.02.2008, 11:11
Why do we persist in
our anger,
our hatred,
our fighting?
Why do we have
intolerance,
selfishness?


We do not truly understand that
everything arises from our minds,
that every thought we have is
instantly felt
throughout the entire universe.


If we can look upon our work
not for self-benefit,
but as a means
to benefit society,
we will be practicing
appreciation and patience
in our daily lives.

christianT
06.02.2008, 13:34
Lovingkindness
is going others happiness.
Compassion
is removing other's bitterness.
Joy
is freeing others from suffering.



When giving to others
do not linger on thoughts of
I am giving,
what was given, or
the one who has received.

christianT
07.02.2008, 11:37
Since everything
is a reflection of our minds,
everything can be changed by
our minds.



When things are going well,
be mindful
of adversity.
When prosperous,
be mindful
of poverty.
When loved,
be mindful
of thoughtfulness.
When respected,
be mindful
of humility.

christianT
08.02.2008, 15:12
There are three ways
to correct our fauts:


- We can change
through behavior.


- We can change
through understanding.


- We can change
from the heart.



Until he has
unconditional and unbiased
love
for all beings,
man will not find peace.

christianT
09.02.2008, 04:48
He who receives kindness
should never forget it;
but he who performs it
should never remember it.


Cultivate peace first
in the garden of your heart by
removing the weeds of
selfishness and jealousy,
greed and anger,
pride and ego.
Then all will benefit from your
peace and harmony.

christianT
09.02.2008, 07:29
Our problems are not solved
by physical force,
by hatred,
by war.


Our problems are solved
by lovingkindness,
by gentleness,
by joy.


Awakening is natural,
delusion is not.

christianT
10.02.2008, 06:04
Do not become attached to the
things you like,
do not cherish aversion to the
things you dislike.
Sorrow, fear and bondage come
from one's
likes and dislikes.


Always be mindful of
the kindness and not the faults
of others.

christianT
10.02.2008, 13:09
Those who are truly wise will
remain unmoved by feelings of
happiness and suffering,
fame and disgrace,
praise and blame,
gain and loss.


They will remain calm like the
eye of a hurricane.


Maintain a state of balance
between
physical acts and
inner serenity,
like a lute whose strings are
finely tuned.

Raven
11.02.2008, 02:29
Those who are truly wise
will remain unmoved by feelings of
happiness and suffering,</span><br style="font-weight: bold;">fame and disgrace,</span><br style="font-weight: bold;">praise and blame,</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><str&#111;ng style="font-weight: bold;">gain and loss.
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They will remain calm like the
eye of a hurricane.


Maintain a state of balance
between
physical acts and
inner serenity,
like a lute whose strings are
finely tuned.

Asta e in directa contradictie cu regulile nescrise ale societatii "moderne" conform carora cine nu plange e automat nesimtit (sau insensibil in cel mai bun caz) si cine are zambetul cimentat pe fatza non-stop nu poate fi altceva decat un om bun si de incredere.

christianT
11.02.2008, 10:22
Dignity and quiet joy in all that
we do are expression of
perfect concentration
and
perfect wisdom.


Natural laws are impartial.
Only those who are virtuous
are in harmony with nature.

christianT
11.02.2008, 10:25
To be
honorable in thoughts,
sincere in words.
good in deeds,
is to have
the heart of a Bouddha.


Peace comes from within.
Do not seek it without.

christianT
12.02.2008, 12:22
If the causes we create arise
from wisdom,
so then will the results.


If the causes we create arise
from ignorance,
so then will the results.


Good fortune comes from selflessness.


Misfortune comes from selfishness.

12.02.2008, 19:43
Life is an illusion,
a dream,
a bubble,
a shadow.





Frumos spus! Si Biblia spune ceva asemanator cand afirma despre viata omului ca este "un abur care se arata putin si apoi piere" - Iacov 4: 14. Intr-un anumit sens, se poate spune despre viata ca este,asa cum spune citatul, "o iluzie, un vis, o himera, o umbra", sau "un abur", cum spune Biblia. Dar numai intr-un anumit sens. O cladire, privita dintr-o anumita latura, ne apare intr-un fel; privita dintr-o alta latura, ne apare altfel. Numai daca o privim din mai multe laturi ne putem forma o idee de ansamblu asupra ei.

Raven
12.02.2008, 22:40
Citatul cu "Life is an illusion" trebuie privit in context. Afirmatia nu sta in "Life is an illusion", ci in "Nothing is permanent". Cred ca acelasi mesaj este redat si in Biblie (de ex. in citatul din Iacov cap. 4).

Majoritatea duce o existenta iluzorica in sensul ca refuza realitatea atunci cand nu le convine ce arata si o imbratiseaza calduros atunci cand le place cum suna ea.

Viata e f. reala, dar oamenii in majoritatea lor o iau ca pe ceva ce li se cuvine si incearca din rasputeri s-o transforme si s-o traiasca conform propriilor dorinte unde corectitudinea de regula n-are ce cauta.

Sa traiesti viata corect cere curaj. Nu-i eroism sau spirit de aventura ca-n benzile desenate, ci curaj la propriu.

"Le veritable courage est de faire ce qui est juste."

christianT
13.02.2008, 11:15
Everything that happens to us
is the result of what we
ourselves have
thought, said, or done.


We alone are responsible
for our lives.


In our interactions with others,
gentleness.
kindness,
respect
are the source of harmony.








multumesc tuturor celor care fac comentarii pe acest topic.

13.02.2008, 14:03
Daca simtiti nevoia sa adaugati comentarii, nu ezitati sa o faceti.





Raven, am inteles ideea cu contextul (nimic nu e permanent). Si, desigur, intelegem ca, atat in Biblie cat si in carticica din care citeaza christian, sunt folosite metafore. Viata nu este un "abur" in sensul direct al cuvantului. Si nici o "himera" sau o "umbra". Dar ceva adevar contin afirmatiile respective.Revin lailustratia cu cladirea care trebuie privita din mai multe laturi. Sau, ca sa dau un alt exemplu, o nestemata, un diamant sau un margaritar de mare pret o/il vom privi din mai multe unghiuri ca sa ii apreciem frumusetea. la fel stau lucrurile si cu viata. Ce este ea, de fapt? Trebuie facute "sapaturi" adanci pentru a o intelege.. Daca, de exemplu, cineva deschide Biblia la intamplare, dorind sa citeasca un text, si da, sa zicem, peste textul "Totul este desertaciune si goana dupa vant" (Ecl. 2: 17)si apoi inchide, isi va face, desigur, o anumita idee despre lume si despre viata in general. Daca deschide insa din nou si citeste, de exemplu, ca apostolul Pavel spune: "Bucurati-va! ... Iarasi zic: Bucurati-va!" (Filipeni 4: 4), el a descoperit, sa zicem asa, o alta fateta a mesajului biblic. Si se va intreba, fara indoiala,la ce sa ne bucuram daca totul este desertaciune? Iar daca vamai citi si un text la micii profeti, va da probabil peste locul unde profetul Mica, intr-o viziune despre viitor, spune ca atunci (in acel viitor) "...fiecare va locui sub vitza lui si sub smochinul lui si nimeni nu-l va mai tulbura" (Mica 4: 4). Deci, iata o alta latura a "cladirii", o alta fateta a "diamantului". Si profetul nu vorbeste numai despre cei care vor avea norocul sa fie in viata la timpul acela. Daca luam in considerare faptulca Isus a vorbit despre o inviere (Ioan 5: 28, 29), vom admite ca de acel timp, de acea viata"...sub vitza si smochinul lui" vor beneficia si altii din generatiile trecute. Avand in vedere aceste lucruri, mai percepem viata doar ca pe o himera sau ca pe un abur?

christianT
13.02.2008, 14:17
This body is not "I".
This body is just like our
clothing. When finished with it,
we will
discard it and choose another,
like putting on a new
set of clothing.


When we think only of sincerely
helping all others,
not ourselves,
we will find that we receive all
that we wish for.

Raven
14.02.2008, 05:39
Revin lailustratia cu cladirea care trebuie privita din mai multe laturi. Sau, ca sa dau un alt exemplu, o nestemata, un diamant sau un margaritar de mare pret o/il vom privi din mai multe unghiuri ca sa ii apreciem frumusetea. la fel stau lucrurile si cu viata. Ce este ea, de fapt? Trebuie facute "sapaturi" adanci pentru a o intelege..
Cred ca e exact invers: viata e la fel indiferent de unghiuri sau umbre. Incepe, dureaza, se termina. Oricum ai ar fi privita ramane un fir de ata subtire, fragil si totusi rezilient.
End of story.

La fel si-un diamant: o roca ce are atata valoare cata ii punem noi in ea. N-are importanta ca valoarea asta i-o acordam privind printre degete, pe dupa colt sau direct.

In realitate valoarea vietii sta in ce facem cu ea: daca o irosim sau nu.




Daca, de exemplu, cineva deschide Biblia la intamplare, dorind sa citeasca un text, si da, sa zicem, peste textul "Totul este desertaciune si goana dupa vant" (Ecl. 2: 17)si apoi inchide, isi va face, desigur, o anumita idee despre lume si despre viata in general. Daca deschide insa din nou si citeste, de exemplu, ca apostolul Pavel spune: "Bucurati-va! ... Iarasi zic: Bucurati-va!" (Filipeni 4: 4), el a descoperit, sa zicem asa, o alta fateta a mesajului biblic. Si se va intreba, fara indoiala,la ce sa ne bucuram daca totul este desertaciune?
Cine-a zis ca trebuie </span>sa ne bucuram de viata?
Nu trebuie</span>.
Nu-i obligatoriu. Nu-i bine sau rau.
Daca ai de ce sa te bucuri, te bucuri; daca n-ai de ce, nu te bucuri.
Ce crezi, Iisus a fost bucuros cand l-a vandut Iuda pe-un pumn de monezi (adica atunci cand Iuda si-a dat sufletul pe iluzii, pe nimic)?

Ecclesiastul are dreptate la modul absolut. Dar trebuie pus in context ce zice el. Atata timp cat oamenii isi fac din propriile dorinte scopul de capatai in viata, si-au irosit viata. Dorintele sunt desertaciune - asta zice Ecclesiastul.
Sunt interesat sa-mi arati unde e contrazis mesajul asta in Biblie. Eu n-am vazut decat confirmari peste tot pe unde m-am uitat, in Biblie ca si in alte parti si mai ales in viata de zi cu zi.




Avand in vedere aceste lucruri, mai percepem viata doar ca pe o himera sau ca pe un abur?
Viata e f. reala.
Cati respecta realitatea si cati incearca s-o coloreze ca sa corespunda propriilor dorinte?
Despre asta era vorba in citatul cu viata ca un abur: despre traitul dupa iluzii.

angeline
14.02.2008, 06:40
...ce valoare este capabil omul sa dea vietii ?

Raven
14.02.2008, 11:04
...ce valoare este capabil omul sa dea vietii ?


Fix aia pe care-o vrea, non-valoare de cele mai multe ori.






This body is not "I".
This body is just like our
clothing. When finished with it,
we will
discard it and choose another,
like putting on a new
set of clothing.





"To
study the way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To
forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by all
things is to remove the barriers between one's self and others."</span>
(Dogen)</span></span>

christianT
14.02.2008, 12:37
Lovingkindness as Thought
is Tranquility.


Lovingkindness as Speach
is Softness.


Lovingkindness as Activity
is Altruism.


Lovingkindness as Practice
is Peace.



Everything
arises
from the mind.

angeline
14.02.2008, 17:17
Fix aia pe care-o vrea, non-valoare de cele mai multe ori.
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...sunt surprinsa si totodata dezamagita de un un raspuns mult prea evaziv...poate cu alta ocazie &lt;wink&gt;.

Raven
14.02.2008, 23:36
"Fix aia pe care-o vrea, non-valoare de cele mai multe ori." (Raven)

...sunt surprinsa si totodata dezamagita de un un raspuns mult prea evaziv...poate cu alta ocazie &lt;wink&gt;.
Nu e evaziv, e prescurtat.

Cum era aia cu destinul si caracterul... "Caracterul este destin."
Si cum fiecare isi traieste viata in conformitate cu caracterul din dotare, exact asta e valoarea pe care o da propriei vieti.

In societatea de consum se tranzactioneaza de toate, mai ales caractere.
Diferenta dintre omul nou socialist si consumatorul modern e o figura de stil: primul produce mult si prost, celalalt consuma mult si prost.

Cine produce prost consuma prost si cine consuma prost produce prost.

Sigur, caracterul oricui nu-i batut in cuie, se poate schimba, in bine sau in rau. Dar omul e inclinat sa faca rau si depinde numai de el daca da curs acestei inclinatii sau nu.

Acuma, daca m-ai scos la tabla, da-mi o nota tovarasa. &lt;smile&gt;

15.02.2008, 16:23
Sunt interesat sa-mi arati unde e contrazis mesajul asta in Biblie.


Nu, Biblia nu se contrazice pe sine. Daca ar fi asa, nu ar mai crede nimeni in ea.

Raven
16.02.2008, 02:44
Nu, Biblia nu se contrazice pe sine. Daca ar fi asa, nu ar mai crede nimeni in ea.
Din ce-ai spus RE: Ecclesiastul, reiese ca tu contrazici ce-a scris el. Sau nu-i asa si am inteles eu gresit?

Raven
16.02.2008, 09:49
When we free ourselves
of desire,
we will know
serenity and freedom.

Pasarile calatoare zboara deasupra apei, iar apa reflecta imaginea lor. Pasarile nu lasa nici o urma pe cer si nici apa nu retine imaginea lor.

Non-atasament.

Libertate.

christianT
16.02.2008, 12:18
As human beings we chase
after fleeting pleasure like
a child licking honey off
a sharp knife or
a person carrying a toarch
against the wind.



Whatever suffering there is in
this world,
all arises from
desiring only myself
to be happy.


And whatever joy there is
in this world,
all arises from
desiring to share my happiness
with everyone.

Raven
17.02.2008, 02:50
desiring only myself
to be happy.


Definitia egoismului.

Parca nu-i ca-n dexuri.
But again, dexurile reflecta viata sablonarda, stransa-n chingile unor conventii impuse, in majoritatea lor, pe baza de egoism si superficialitate.

christianT
17.02.2008, 12:59
Those accomplished in integrity
Dwelling in mindfulness,
Liberated through wisdom,
Fear cannot harm.


Think of the last time
you were happy...
Think of the last time
you were angry...
Wich will you choose
next time?

christianT
18.02.2008, 13:18
Speaking pleasant words
without practicing them,
is like
a fine flower
without fragrance.


Ignorance leads to ego,
ego to selfishness,
selfishness to resentment,
resentment to anger,
anger to hatred,
hatred to annihilation.

christianT
19.02.2008, 12:26
Happiness and tranquility
arise from concentration.


Frustration and worries
arise from desire.


It is our thoughts
that lead us into trouble,
not other people.

christianT
20.02.2008, 13:20
Our words should
be carefully chosen
for people will hear them and
be influenced by them
for good or
for ill.


Postarea de mai jos, luata din cartea "Heart of a Buddha", as vrea s-o consider ca o dedicatie lui Raven.



Wherever there is light,
there is shadow.
Wherever there is lenght
there is shortness.
Wherever there is white,
there is black.
Just like these, nothing can
exist alone.

Raven
21.02.2008, 02:20
Postarea de mai jos, luata din cartea "Heart of a Buddha", as vrea s-o consider ca o dedicatie lui Raven.



Wherever there is light,
there is shadow.
Wherever there is lenght
there is shortness.
Wherever there is white,
there is black.
Just like these, nothing can
exist alone.
"Two hands clap and there is a sound; what is the sound of one hand?"

Cu multumiri pt. Christian.

idontknow
21.02.2008, 02:21
Wherever there is light,
there is shadow.
Wherever there is lenght
there is shortness.
Wherever there is white,
there is black.
Just like these, nothing can
exist alone.



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Raven
29.02.2008, 10:37
The world exists but it is not real. How is this possible?

"Ku is existence without noumenon. It exists but it doesn't exist. There is no
substance. I exist, but what does that mean? Is this me, my head, my feet, my
skin? No. My cells, body, skin are changing all the time. Every seven years all
the cells in our body are completely renewed. Where is me? It's the same for
everything in the world and for the world itself; it has no noumenon, it is ku."
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