![dorota-dylka-416612.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQEQyix51Xt86D2tVaKeREmmqPMMGE8rmT2CCP4TJa9d9/dorota-dylka-416612.jpg) In the last essay on compassion [toward our loved ones](https://steemit.com/me/@soulsistashakti/meditation-and-buddhism-what-is-compassion-part-4-toward-our-loved-ones) we saw that we understand that the defilements and the kleshas which are the negative seeds that we carry within us as human beings are in others as well as ourselves and that we are all the same inside. We also saw the ease with which slowly engage in this process as to not arouse too many negative states by positively regarding the ones we love in meditation. By taking it easy in this way we prepare our minds to move in in the process toward people to whom we feel neutral. So we have it, it is in every one of us and just that bit of knowledge can lead us on the path of compassion, and is the second stage of *metta-bhavana* which again is: 1. Understanding the defilements and working to overcome them 2. Toward ours
This post is a summary of a good article that I found today. I prepared a brief summary so that you can decide whether it is worth a click or not. [Link to - "Take it from me, a Buddhist monk: cleaning is good for you - Shoukei Matsumoto"](https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/05/buddhist-monk-cleaning-good-for-you) <b>Summary</b> - Mental health professionals recommend that their clients clean their home environments on a daily basis. - Dirt and squalor might be symptoms of unhappiness or illness. - Cleaning practice which is the routine of sweeping, wiping, polishing, washing and tidying is a powerful step on the path towards inner peace. - As with meditation practice there is no endpoint to the cleaning practice: as soon as you finish cleaning dirt and dust will begin to accumulate. - The trick is to understand that cleaning is for your inner peace of mind. - Try it and you will find that the practice of cleaning is more powerful than you expected.
Maitreya (Koji Takeuchi) was born and brought up in Handa, Japan. He experienced a feeling of enlightenment at a monastery and lived the life of a Zen monk for a time. However, he felt the monastic life was too rigid, and so went traveling; including a visit to England. !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmYXb3oz2a9CXnVzHX2Xfj1bq1JPgkPFVKy1b8hZkjvZaS/image.png) He bought his house and garden, Pure Land, in 1973 and began the process of transforming two acres of flat English field into a Japanese garden. !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmSqkcbExWw7XwgwFqiFGyoUizkzDNEq4jYRi7iCb8o7wt/image.png) The earth dug out by the JCB in order to create the pond was heaped roughly into 'hills' to be shaped by hand. The large stones came mostly from a quarry in Derby and these were spaced out around the pond area to be positioned with care, one by one. !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmV6VtKba6rt1NpuhAh43km2oZV1Xo4nK7uGZC5zbJ7LQp/image.png) Then the other features were added from the Japanese repertoire of traditional ga
![_MG_9653.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQma6nJ1kHuDTUtJgZxCn44t59kCWVqmtfwA3eTQKEz8ZWX/_MG_9653.jpg) พอดีว่าวันนี้ ผมได้มีโอกาสได้เข้าร่วมถ่ายภาพงานพิธีที่จัดขึ้นในทุกๆ ปี ณ วัดหนองป่าพง อ.วารินชำราบ จ.อุบลราชธานี ซึ่งปีนี้งานพิธีจัดขึ้นตั้งแต่วันที่ 12/1/61 - 17/1/61 และก็........นี่ถือเป็นครั้งแรกของผมเลยครับ ที่มาร่วมงานนี้ และก็เป็นครั้งแรกที่เดินเข้าวัดหนองป่าพงด้วย ^^ ซึ่งถ้าใครรู้จักผมเป็นการส่วนตัว จะรู้เลยว่า ผมเป็นคนที่เข้
<div class="text-justify"> The Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. Today I would like to look at the <b>Dhammapada (Scriptures) Verse #137 to #140:</b><br> <hr> <center><img src="https://steemitimages.com/DQmRyNN7QxFEfYcp7fwyakQzZTVnSV7JkxPDNZGMFzbafck/137a%26138a%26139a%26140a.jpg"/></center> <hr> <blockquote>I am dedicating this wonderful <b>Dhammapada (Scriptures) Verse</b> to one of my good friend @reddust. She is not a Buddhist, but her knowledge about Buddhism is truly amazing. For me Buddhism is not a religion, it's a concept. @reddust understood it very well. If you wish to follow her arts, her concepts and her way of thinking, you will feel it's little bit different than others.</blockquote> *********************************************************************************************************************** Referred By :- [Dhammapada Source](http://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=137) @ste
When you get to click life of a #Monk in single frame. It's just what you were looking for in a photo. ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/bwk7uvtixz.jpg) #Buddhism teaches you how to abide by this. Their life is indeed difficult but #happy as well.
I'm the person who believe **"Person can be god"** what do you think about my opinion ? . . . Do you know original sin? this is theory of Christian I think christian people doesn't know exactly what "original sin" means.. Christian considers people is a sinner since birth this is not right way ~ it is previous life of karma (buddhism theory) !!!!!not a sinner since birth. everything is karma. if you have done good things, your karma will be good. # if you extinguish karma bad or good things # you will be free like god below clip is very helpful to meditate https://youtu.be/UkM-FjfN6Mc
Why Lord Buddhas appear in this world...? Main purpose is to teach the 4 noble truth...! The very core of Buddhism... I. “Suffering, as a noble truth, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering, sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; association with the loathed is suffering, dissociation from the loved is suffering, not to get what one wants is suffering” in short, suffering is the five categories of clinging objects. II. “The origin of suffering, as a Noble Truth, is this: It is the craving that produces renewal of being accompanied by enjoyment and lust, and enjoying this and that; in other words, craving for sensual desires, craving for being, craving for non-being. III. “Cessation of suffering, as a noble truth, is this: It is remainderless fading and ceasing, giving up, relinquishing, letting go and rejecting, of that same craving. IV. “The way leading to cessation of suffering, as a noble truth, is this: It is simply
![IMG_20170324_211440.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmUpb4piJzyL2ceq8Civ1wkZaYD1pkCVPDie9ReLCMYLQH/IMG_20170324_211440.jpg) # The Challenge: - 7 black & white images that represent an aspect of your life - Present one image every day for 7 days - No people - No explanation - Nominate someone every day, although anyone can join in - Use the tag #sevendaybnwchallenge as one of your five tags You, the reader, are nominated to participate in this and post a black and white photo everyday, for 7 days.
![26229944_1632003980225391_6470503243170428014_n.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmZ9uSrKbyFyzVPP4ZuXivC1vuym2Msu7MZZEj9ufCzQop/26229944_1632003980225391_6470503243170428014_n.jpg) These words are so true!
![image](https://img.esteem.ws/2hg61jcymc.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/xha28x9nj1.jpg) ![image](https://img.esteem.ws/kegn1c5u3q.jpg) # Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world which is a religious spot for Buddhist around the world.
A few years ago I got invited to a Buddhist temple to help documented a group of Buddhist monk's pilgrimage through the city called Azusa in California. It was very captivating seeing the surprised looks on people's faces while the monks were making their spiritual journey across town. I hope this story, photographs and videos that I've captured will provide everyone with a better understanding of what this extraordinary special Buddhist tradition is all about. --- <center>https://res.cloudinary.com/hpiynhbhq/image/upload/v1516005656/cjksk1hyfkifsd0xh1lp.png</center> <center>https://res.cloudinary.com/hpiynhbhq/image/upload/v1516019624/dvn6phgxr97nw4lqunjh.png</center> --- <h5>What Is Buddhist Pilgrimage And Its Purpose?</h5> --- To put it in simple terms, **_Buddhist pilgrimage is a spiritual journey typically to holy places, temple, or various historical destinations._** The main reason why Buddhist monks will venture on a pilgrimage is that of the Buddha himself. From the earliest Buddhist referenc
![dorota-dylka-416612.jpg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQEQyix51Xt86D2tVaKeREmmqPMMGE8rmT2CCP4TJa9d9/dorota-dylka-416612.jpg) In the last essay on compassion *toward ourselves* we saw that we keep in mind the defilements and the kleshas which are the negative seeds that we carry within us as human beings. We also saw the scientific agreement with this truth in the negativity bias that helped our species survive. So we have it, it is in every one of us and just that bit of knowledge can lead us on the path of compassion, and is the second stage of metta-bhavana which again is: 1. Understanding the defilements and working to overcome them 2. Toward ourselves 3. Toward our loved ones 4. Toward people we feel neutral toward 5. Toward those with whom we are having conflicts 6. Toward all sentient beings We build the foundation inside ourselves and once we see how the defilements operating inside our own minds and we taste the first bit of compassion for ourselves because we now understand it is not our fault t
Existe, según las filosofías orientales, un punto en la frente entre las cejas y arriba de los ojos en el que se concentra gran parte de la energía de nuestro cuerpo. Mediante la meditación se puede conseguir un estado mental en el que las energías espirituales se puedan percibir mas fácilmente, llegando a entrar en mundos internos y místicos que se encuentra en nuestra conciencia, en el universo y en un plano paralelo en nuestro propio mundo, viendo con el **Tercer Ojo** ver lo que con los ojos ordinarios no se logra ver. <br> <center>https://i.pinimg.com/564x/45/1a/ac/451aac2e9fb427f1311f61f93752a161.jpg [Fuente](https://www.pinterest.com.mx/pin/237424211583406758/)</center> <br> En las culturas orientales, como factor en común de las muchas religiones practicadas en Asia, el **Tercer Ojo** es un elemento cultural que ha llegado a América a ser, por parte de los escépticos, objeto de burla y de sátira, exponiendo a miles de antiguas culturas a la mofa de una civilización que, en comparación,
Now that one has attained the scarcely attainable human body, And listened to the scarcely heard Dharma teachings; If this body is not used in this life to attain enlightenment, In which life will one put this body to such use? !(https://steemitimages.com/DQmcD799pM2RYZUd4dvtQjM96YsjynerjgGXq1z5o5zn5Ls/image.png)
!(https://steemitimages.com/DQmQpV6aYmXN6J8mkyWjxiaSfd9vDYxvoN4REEXcK9sBBxV/image.png) In theory, if we find a regimen that works for us, we should be on the road onwards and upwards to greater things. Kindly gurus point to the light switch, but only you can flick it up or down. Often we go through life with an incurable tic that goes on-off-on-off-on….. Some will proclaim there is such a thing as a “right way” or at least a more proven way. We step into the grey area of better and good. Now, we are obsessed with staying well, getting better and doing our best. Many people will leave you free to do as you please, or so the capitalists and liberals (the West above all) prides itself. Know what is good for you but buy our stuff to feel better. Basically it boils down to externalities, which even the Eternals can’t ward us much off from; consumerism locks us into a rat race or binds us like monkeys and mad March hares (?) to a wheel of fortune turned by a self-appointed ruler of the world, a devi
![26231820_2031596527086643_7831096676236617485_n.png](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQYoyceZd5ejRsBsjEfv2h7DPc86NhDBsoubCdEfSwt8E/26231820_2031596527086643_7831096676236617485_n.png) **shifu says:** *Thank you my son.* **credits:** Realistic Buddhism on Facebook follow @shifu comment or upvote ⬇ if you agree or not
<html> <p>It's a Korean-Buddhist bowing practice. An act of prostration that helps take away stress, lazy thoughts and thoughts of violence.</p> <p>For me personally, I bow one hundred and eight times a day, everyday since my father encouraged me to do it. He told me that it would help me concentrate, so I started bowing everyday since November 27th, 2017. My first days of bowing were slightly painful since my knees weren't used to going up and down, one hundred and eight times. After 20-30 days, I was getting used to it and it was getting a lot easier. My concentration got a little better, believe it or not, and bowing was helping my injured leg. </p> <p>Example of Bowing:</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gq6CvwwhNAI" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Note: I do not own the video above, it is just an example of others bowing.</p> <p><br></p> <p>One hundred and eight sounds like a lot and certainly does