Tag Archives: discipline

THE BUDDHA WAS AN EXPERT BUT …

The Buddha Was An Expert But … The Buddha was an expert, but he said, “Don’t take my word for the truth; test it for yourself”. If he said that, then don’t take any expert’s word for it. If we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

TYPES OF THINKING

Types Of Thinking Confident thinking. Fixated thinking. Indifferent thinking. Confident thinking is non-aggressive … caring. Fixated thinking is aggressive … I care. Indifferent thinking is uncomprehending … who cares? Confidence comes from generosity, patience, morality, discipline, concentration – not taking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE FIFTH PARAMITA – CONCENTRATION

The Fifth Paramita – Concentration The term, “the six paramitas”, is Sanskrit for the six essential abilities or perfections of generosity, patience, morality, discipline, concentration and transcendent wisdom. Concentration is meditation; simply being aware, being mindful without effort. We merely … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OM MANI PEME HUM ENDS INTERNAL STRUGGLE

Om Mani Peme Hum Ends Internal Struggle Suffering or dissatisfaction is due to consciousness identifying with a set of ideas, creating a confused self-image that becomes subtly hostile because it doesn’t get what it wants. Consciousness needs guidance to bring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHY WE NEED ONE ANOTHER

Why We Need One Another We need one another to put both the Dharma (teachings on ultimate reality) and our mind to the test. There are many reasons to hear others’ views, as these have a part to play in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHAT IS AUTHENTIC, GENUINE, VERIFIABLE PRACTICE?

What Is Authentic, Genuine, Verifiable Practice? It’s not meditation, chanting mantras, saying prayers, waving vajras and bells, doing prostrations, listening to teachings, holding retreats, shaving your head: neither is it in flags, Buddha statues, tanka paintings, shrines, beads, cords, robes, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

KNOWING ONE IS KNOWING ALL

Knowing one is knowing all  Sometimes we may be caught up in a path that does quite suit our temperament. I know I was!  Different paths have different approaches: the path I was on went through different aspects of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

WAKING UP TO OUR POTENTIALITY

Waking up to our potential.  This is an individual process for all of us. I thought I’d describe some personal experiences to illustrate what can happen, and maybe it will be of help 😉 After many years of prayer and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment