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What Are My Intentions for Today?

VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

On behalf of myself and all beings,
I intend to refrain from consciously hurting anyone.
I intend to refrain from overtly or covertly taking what is not mine.
I intend to be sure that my speech is kind as well as true.
I intend to refrain from addictive behaviors that confuse my mind and lead to heedlessness.

-- https://www.lionsroar.com/practice-what-are-my-intentions-for-today/

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Comments

  • The 5 precepts are things all humans should adhere to, and it is very handy to keep reaffirming them to oneself, so thanks a lot for this post. Subtly going against them is still going against them!

    lobsterFriendlyface
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    You're welcome. =)

    Friendlyface
  • @Vastmind said:
    On behalf of myself and all beings,
    I intend to refrain from consciously hurting anyone.
    I intend to refrain from overtly or covertly taking what is not mine.
    I intend to be sure that my speech is kind as well as true.
    I intend to refrain from addictive behaviors that confuse my mind and lead to heedlessness.

    So do I. Thank you for this :)

    Vastmindlobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited October 14

    Bravo <3

    I am made of weaker stuff ... :3

    On behalf of no one, not Buddhas, Trump or the suffering
    I wish everyone well, may they be blessed
    I intend to steal their negativity for my pet demons
    I intend to be silent even when singing out of tune
    I am addicted to Buddhas and their fixes
    I iz hopeless
    o:)

    Vastmind
  • wojciechwojciech I yam whatever you say I yam Veteran

    I intend to save myself from myself

    and you too
    :wink:

    DhammikaVastmindShoshin
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    Here is an interesting read on connecting intention and karma.. - Gil Fronsdal (audio download too!)

    http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/books-articles/articles/transcribed-talks/karma-and-intention/

    Shoshinlobster
  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Bravo <3

    I am made of weaker stuff ... :3

    On behalf of no one, not Buddhas, Trump or the suffering
    I wish everyone well, may they be blessed
    I intend to steal their negativity for my pet demons
    I intend to be silent even when singing out of tune
    I am addicted to Buddhas and their fixes
    I iz hopeless
    o:)

    I have a different version I would love to post here but Mama Fede would kick my arse :awesome:

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I have no doubt I probably would.

    Knowing you.

    ;)

    lobsterdhammachick
  • @dhammachick said:
    I have a different version I would love to post here but Mama Fede would kick my arse

    Everyday I slap myself, turn the other cheek and remind myself, 'that wasn't so hard was it' ...

    Fortunately life/dukkha/karma often presents its own slap and tickle.

    Friendlyface
  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    I have no doubt I probably would.

    Knowing you.

    ;)

    😉😉😉👄👄👄

  • Being kind, according to our capacity and understanding is sufficient reminder.
    Silence can be intervention.
    Sometimes silence is deafening.

    Do your best and be kind to your failings. Leads to compassion, understanding and wisdom.
    It is kinda my plan ...

    Dhammika
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