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  • Re: Social Media Shutdown to promote Mindfulness

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  • Re: Love - shaped hole in Buddhism?

    Buddhism do have some downfalls, specialy for young people who dont have much experience from life. Why?
    Can you fall in love with a buddhist mind? I dont think so, buddhsim incourage you to feel dispassion towards wordly things, also sweet girls and boys trying to know each other. They will hardly or never fall in love with each other, if a buddhist teacher or parent are learning them Buddhist teachings. "This girl is just a lump of foam, a soap bubble" =dispassion=detachment=impermanence=notself
    True connection will never occour, they will not experience butterflies in the stomach, great feeling when you see and meet her. They will all die in the name of mindfullness and "wisdom".

  • Like oil and water

    Ajahn Chah used often oil and water analogy to describe the knower and the khandhas,
    thats my favorit anology to understand it clearer.

    "The heart is just the heart; thoughts and feelings are just thoughts and feelings. Let things be just as they are! Let form be just form, let sound be just sound, let thought be just thought. Why should we bother to attach to them? If we think and feel in this way, then there is detachment and separateness. Our thoughts and feelings will be on one side and our heart will be on the other. Just like oil and water—they are in the same bottle but they are separate".

    ~ Ajahn Chah, “The Training of the Heart”

    I painted this in MS paint (mad skills I have) just to make it more visually. Should I put in something more? Buddhism is just like an educational system so why not paint our way to understanding? :)

  • Re: meaning of life

    "One thing I teach: suffering and the end of suffering. It is just ill and the ceasing of ill that I proclaim." --The Buddha

    "In Buddhism, the primary purpose of life is to end suffering. The Buddha taught that humans suffer because we continually strive after things that do not give lasting happiness. We desperately try to hold on to things - friends, health, material things - that do not last, and this causes sorrow".