Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Badges

Welcome home! Please contact lincoln@newbuddhist.com if you have any difficulty logging in or using the site. New registrations must be manually approved which may take up to 48 hours. Can't log in? Try clearing your browser's cookies.

Lionduck Veteran

About

Username
Lionduck
Joined
Visits
475
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
978
Badges
21
  • Re: His benefit or mine?

    Some good words have already been said.
    So, in passing, please remember the benefits of bodhissatva actions, deeds, words, go both ways.
    As for the nuts and bolts of your situation, I do not presume to know enough to direct or dictate a course of action.
    It would be good if you are able to discuss your situation with someone familiar with you and your circumstance.

    Best yo you
    Peace to all

    SnakeskinCarlitalobsterDhammaDragon
  • Re: The lion's gaze

    I feel it is that when we allow our emotions to dictate out thoughts and actions, we allow ourselves as to be controlled by outward or external forces. However, while acknowledging our emotions, we srtive to use our awareness and our mind, (which can be one and the same), to direct or rein in or alter our emotion to facilitate a positive interaction within ourselves (internal environment) and with our external environment. This is the action of the "aware mind" as mentioned by @lobster.

    lobsterCarameltailSnakeskinShoshin
  • Re: Only for those who have a strong-heart to watch it, please

    A buddhist who's parents were murdered by two youn men requested that they not be executed but rather that they may live to reflect upon the reality that they destroyed their lives as well as those of their victims. His request was honored.

    lobsterTravellersilver
  • Re: Curiouser and curiouser!

    Yes.

    Awakening is like coming into the sunlight out of a heavy fog on a beautiful day.

    lobster
  • Re: Boddhisattva at Work

    Respect is a duality. It is both respect for self and resprct for others. It is not, "First I must respect myself, then..." It is not, "First I must respect others, then...".
    We take the Bodhisattva approach of helping others as we are helping ourselves.

    Peace to all

    lobster