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War

ShanJieshi2ShanJieshi2 bahia blanca Veteran

Once again a war on the screens... Buddhist kiosks take to the streets to offer their colourful crutches for the mind that yearns for the ease of comfort. Instant Sadhanas and thousands of posters to paste on social media.
They forget that it is this suffering-filled peace that makes it possible for war to thrive.

lobster

Comments

  • I don't understand this post.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    I think some Buddhists started a war???

  • DakiniDakini Veteran
    edited February 24

    I assumed he was talking about Russia (which does have Buddhist populations). I'm completely lost.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Yeah me too. I was being sarcastic.

    What’s a Buddhist kiosk?

  • What are "colorful crutches"?

  • ShanJieshi2ShanJieshi2 bahia blanca Veteran

    We ALL need to think about what is happening now and become aware of it.
    But to think only of war, without being aware of the PEACE that we have in our
    times and which is the cause of the war, is to see Mara only by way of a mirror...
    vision is one-dimensional, when Mara has many faces...
    I light the lamps of the temples and stupas for the dead in this war...
    For the dead, simple sons and daughters of families, military recruits, who always do
    those who think it is their duty, without hate, without rancor, and without any idea of ​​winning
    nothing for themselves except a miserable soldier's salary.
    I light the lamps also for the innocent in this war who lose their lives
    in combat actions.
    I light the lamps also for the leaders who do not clearly see the
    depth of the Dharma, and in turn they can die.
    I light the lamps for the fathers and mothers who have their children in this
    war.
    I light the lamps for those who die in this ignoble peace that is on this
    land when there are no wars.
    I light the lamps for those who die of hunger, for the children who are
    forced to work in slavery and die.
    I light the lamps for the thousands and thousands who die of AIDS.
    I light the lamps for the thousands and thousands who die driving their car in
    the roads.
    I light the lamps for those who die of cancer and heart attack.
    I light the lamps in this wonderful peace for the women who die
    abused by their husbands.
    I light the lamps for the millions of animals killed every day in this peace.
    I light the lamps for the trees that fall every second.
    I light the lamps for extinct animals every year, whole species
    dead for this PEACE.
    I light the lamps for all those who live in this peace, because they are dead,
    because they are in the hands of Mara, with her greed, her hostility and her confusion.
    I light a lamp for those who earn money for their own benefit, not for others.
    I light a lamp for those who die in the sky and in the sea.
    I light the lamps for all who die and all who live in all
    times, because dying is nothing compared to the suffering of life.
    Who else do I light a lamp for?
    I light a lamp for myself, to let you always see that there is no
    PEACE WITHOUT WAR, NOR WAR WITHOUT PEACE.
    I TRAM call the golden RATNASAMBHAVA within me to turn on the
    equanimity and close the door to pride.
    I call with AH to AMOGHASIDDHI of emerald within me, so that it ignites
    perfect actions and close the door to jealousy. I call with OM to VAJRADHARA and VAIROCANA within me, so that they ignite
    the natural intelligence and wisdom of DHARMA DATU, the perfection of reality, and
    close the door to ignorance and envy.
    I call with HRIH to ruby-colored AMITABHA within me, to turn on the
    discriminating wisdom and close the door to greed.
    I call with HUNG to AKSHOBHYA of diamond color so that it ignites the wisdom
    of the primordial mirror and close the door to indifference and hatred.
    Thus, I can help all those who light a small candle during this
    conflict, so that they will soon go to their sweet home of peace.
    I pray that when the light from the bombs of war goes out and the soldiers
    return home, that they may see the falsity of war and peace, and
    also turn on an internal light where neither peace nor war exist, only one's own
    nature of true compassion, not false... true benevolence, not
    false... true joy, not false, and true equanimity, not indifference
    intellectual.
    I pray that when this light against the war goes out, and the demonstrators return to
    their houses, that they can really light not a single day, but all their lives, a
    inner light where there is neither peace nor war, but only the very nature of
    true compassion, not false... true benevolence, not false...
    true joy, not false, and true equanimity, not indifference
    intellectual.
    I ask that all soldiers cast their weapons and turn them into plows to plow
    the land to get food for those who are hungry.
    I ask that all civilians fund their cars and possessions, and build dams
    of water for those who do not have water.
    I ask that those who feel intellectual indifference turn the ignorant mind into
    a transparent and benevolent mind, to help everyone.
    I ask that we all forget the nonsense of trade and politics and have
    communion with the animals and plants of the world, in harmony and balance, and with
    Sincerity, let us pray this prayer from now on, every day of our lives, to
    purify ourselves, and by way of this purification help all
    the rest.
    I ask that everyone dissolve empathy, which is not true compassion, and enter into
    the hearts of those who suffer and die, united in peace and war until the
    two disappear.
    I ask that this hand that holds up the sword be transformed into the hand of
    Manjushri, so that he can cut off the ignorance of the world.
    I pray that this hand that holds up this dimly lit candle may be
    transformed into eternal light.
    This is the prayer AGAINST PEACE AND WAR

    BunksFleaMarketlobster
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran
    edited February 24

    The invasion of the Ukraine is getting a lot of airtime over here too. Putin, not a very nice man.

    And I hope that @ShanJieshi2 is feeling ok…

    ShanJieshi2
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited February 24

    <3 That’s nice @ShanJieshi2

    But a sure fire way to make me not do something is to tell me I have to.

    Maybe I’m not so different to Mr Putin 🤔

    Carry on <3

    ShanJieshi2
  • ShanJieshi2ShanJieshi2 bahia blanca Veteran

    Please allow me to explain, as English is not my mother tongue and I am very limited.
    What I tried to say, and my eloquence is not good, is that with the imminence of another catastrophe or war, a multitude of prayers and posters with phrases are appearing like mushrooms on the social networks.
    Is it good or bad? I don't know, but something in my experience tells me that much of this "graphic design only" effort fails to achieve anything beyond a false sense of compassion.
    Please forgive me for my poor English.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @ShanJieshi2 said:
    Please allow me to explain, as English is not my mother tongue and I am very limited.
    What I tried to say, and my eloquence is not good, is that with the imminence of another catastrophe or war, a multitude of prayers and posters with phrases are appearing like mushrooms on the social networks.
    Is it good or bad? I don't know, but something in my experience tells me that much of this "graphic design only" effort fails to achieve anything beyond a false sense of compassion.
    Please forgive me for my poor English.

    That’s ok and I tend to agree with you.

    Maybe it’s peoples way of feeling like they’re doing something in a situation in which we are all quite helpless.

  • ShanJieshi2ShanJieshi2 bahia blanca Veteran

    in Spanish we have the word "inerme" which is like saying that someone is somewhere between unarmed and defenseless.

    There is a religious feeling of praying today for today's problems...which won't work.
    Bill Cosby used to do a sketch about God asking him to build an Ark, and he'd argue this and that until...it starts raining the first drops.
    My Master used to tell me this joke and he said "build an Ark"...I'm not asking for money or anything except to change your life before the Deluge comes.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Good luck with the Ark my friend......

    ShanJieshi2
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited March 1

    Who owns the third pussy?

    … and now back to the jihad catnap catnip …

    howBunks
  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran

    This just about sums it all up..

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Glad to report Dalai Lama has found two more volunteers to add to his vajrayana 'Kalachakra Peace Paratroopers'.

    Eh Ma Ho!

    BunksShoshin1marcitko
  • LionduckLionduck Veteran

    War is terrorism at a massive scale
    War is the ultimate denial of the dignity of human life and the right of people to live.
    War is the ultimate act of arrogance and stupidity inflicted upon a people by the so called leaders nations.
    As individuals and as human beings, commom mortals, we must do whatever we can within our scope to change the mindset that fosters wars and the dehumanizing of others within our families, our communities and between our nations. We must to and eradicate the source which is fear, arrogance and greed (stupidity).
    it is a slow tedeous and often frustrating task. But we must never give up.

    Peace to all

    Bunkslobster
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