Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.
I feel we often lose ourselves in details pondering the Buddha's words,...
Hi all, after practicing for who knows 3 years or so I have dealt with all sorts of emotions. There is one mother- @!%$&* that keeps on reassurting itself. It drains my energy. Sometimes I am not...Bartley Kulp 20th-December-2016 09:12 PM
Hi Bartley, The most effective method the Buddha gave to us, to deal with thoughts that lead to suffering, is substitution.....which you've been doing....compassion. But, if in the moment the...Mary Dumka 6th-February-2017 05:02 AM
Very well put, Marcia. I will add my own view that too often I think some mistake the Buddha's words for the views they "should" have. His words are only a guide. We cannot make his thoughts...Jerrod Lopes 27th-December-2016 12:39 AM
I can only look at my own practice and use it as my reference. Yes, one can overccomplicte things. And yes, I do have some conceit due to standing solidly on a path of practice and having...Marcia Beloved 26th-December-2016 06:06 AM
I love your point. It in deed, could be conceit and ego. We keep making the same mistake over and over again that we think, we understand the Dharma but actually we don't! As scientific experiments...Jong Woo 25th-December-2016 02:23 PM
I read this article recently http://www.thenakedmonk.com/2013/03/...y-is-perverse/
I do think that it is rather negative towards