Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Buddhist Door

Via Lions Roar: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana on Vipassana Meditation

The Dhammapada, an ancient Buddhist text, says: 

“What you are now is the result of what you were. What you will be tomorrow will be the result of what you are now. The consequences of an evil mind will follow you like the cart follows the ox that pulls it. The consequences of a purified mind will follow you like your own shadow. No one can do more for you than your own purified mind—no parent, no relative, no friend, no one. A well-disciplined mind brings happiness.”


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Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 15/12/2015

“O amor desperto é um fluxo contínuo de compaixão; é quando podemos nos colocar no lugar do outro e sentir a dor dele; quando reconhecemos o potencial adormecido no outro e damos força para esse potencial se manifestar. É uma vontade sincera de ver o outro brilhar; de ver o outro feliz e satisfeito. É isso que eu chamo de ‘autêntico altruísmo’. A principal característica do amor desperto é a doação desinteressada. Assim como a flor espalha seu perfume e sua beleza gratuitamente; assim como o sol espalha o seu calor e a sua luz; assim como a chuva molha a terra, e a água mata a sede, a essência do ser humano ama.”

“El amor despierto es un flujo continuo de compasión, es cuando podemos colocarnos en el lugar del otro y sentir su dolor, cuando reconocemos el potencial dormido en el otro y damos fuerza para que ese potencial se manifieste. Es unas ganas sinceras de ver al otro brillar, de ver al otro feliz y satisfecho. Esto es lo que llamo ‘auténtico altruismo’. La principal característica del amor despierto es la entrega desinteresada. Así como la flor esparce su perfume y su belleza gratuitamente, así como el sol esparce su calor y su luz, así como la lluvia moja la tierra, y el agua mata la sed, la esencia del ser humano ama.”

Libro “Amar y Ser Libre”

"Awakened love is a continuous flow of compassion. From this state, we can put ourselves in someone else's shoes and feel their pain. When love awakens we recognize the dormant potential in each other and give supportfor this potential to manifest. It is a sincere desire to see the other shine, be happy and feel satisfied. This is also called authentic altruism, as the main characteristic of awakened love is selfless giving. Just as a flower spreads its fragrance and beauty freely, the sun emanates its warmth and light, the rain wets the earth, and as water quenches thirst, the essence of human beings is to love."

From the book Love and Be Free

Today's Daily Dharma: Watering the Seedlings of Intention

Watering the Seedlings of Intention
Metta practice is the cultivation of our capacity for loving kindness. It does not involve either positive thinking or the imposition of an artificial positive attitude. . . . Rather, we meditate on our good intentions, however weak or strong they may be, and water the seeds of these intentions.
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