In your spiritual practice, bite off what you can chew. Begin with what you can handle.
If you bite a bigger piece, then you won't even have that bite. You'll have a total mess everywhere
Biting what you can chew is a skillful means of handling a situation and that means knowing where to draw the line.
Admire and respect people, but don't make yourself a doormat.
That's where you're losing self-respect.
Every day-every minute- we are getting older. If you don't know what you need to do your are cheating yourself.
Being too busy with deadlines is cheating yourself. Our spiritual needs are not included in our to-do list.
This is the problem
There is no instant Buddha.
Instant coffee is not so great.
Negative emotions effortlessly pop up in our hearts and minds like toasts in a toaster.
You can change it-make it less powerfull. Put a little bit of the jam of compassion on that toast. Put a little bit of the butter of love on it.
That will make it presentable, make it sweet, not sour, for others and yourself.
Buddhism 2.0: Decrease your negativity, increase your positivity, and watch your mind!
What does meditation mean? Watching your mind.
Watching your mind means finding out whether your thoughts,idea's, motivations,etc. are faulty or correct.
If faulty, correct them. If proper, rejoice!
The external world is a reflection of the inhabitants's internal world.
- Lesson “ The Sixth Paramita: Wisdom” by Demo Rinpoche 15 September 2022This is the last lesson from Shantideva’s series of lessons on the six paramitas. Rinpoche will explain to us how we can understand wisdom within Tibetan Buddhism. All paramitas are related to each other. Wisdom is also […]
- Teachings “The Jewel Garland” in Sept./Oct. by Venerable Thubten ChödronThe Jewel Garland was written down in Tibet by Atisha ((Dipamkara Atisha 982-1054), in response to questions from his student Dromtopa. It is a short and concise poetic text and stands in the tradition of mind training, called […]
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