Spirit Quotes Spirit Sayings, Spirit Quotes of Spiritual Teachers. Archives. The 9 Epiphanies That Shifted My Perspective Forever. By David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling.
They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. It wasn’t the world (and its people) that changed really, it was how I thought of it. Maybe you’ve had some of the same insights. 1. The first time I heard somebody say that, I didn’t like the sound of it one bit. I see quite clearly now that life is nothing but passing experiences, and my thoughts are just one more category of things I experience. If you can observe your thoughts just like you can observe other objects, who’sdoing the observing? 2. Of course! 3. Ram Bahadur Bomjon. Ram Bahadur Bomjon He drew thousands of visitors and media attention by spending months in meditation.
Nicknamed the Buddha Boy, he began his meditation on May 16, 2005. He reportedly disappeared from the hollow tree where he had been meditating for months on March 16, 2006, but was found by some followers a week later. He told them he had left his meditation place, where large crowds had been watching him, "because there is no peace". He then went his own way and reappeared elsewhere in Nepal on December 26, 2006, but left again on March 8, 2007. On 10 November 2008, Bomjon reappeared in Ratanapuri and spoke to a group of devotees in the remote jungle. Buddhist background Bomjon is a member of the Tamang community. Bomjon's story gained popularity because it resembled a legend from the Jataka Nidanakatha about Gautama Buddha's enlightenment. Buddha's World & Buddhism. Hi Stumblers!
Please see my spiritual newsletter My focus is not on rituals, symbolism or gods, but on the path that Buddhism points to and its vision on the nature of our every day "reality". Texts on the nature of the Buddhist path, texts on the nature of reality (see emptiness), karma, and texts on meditation. As the title suggests different Buddhist lineages are represented here. Amongst them Tibetan Buddhism and Zen. Of living teachers of Buddhism, material by Thich Nhat Hanh,the Dalai Lama has been included here, among many others. How to Fall into Spiritual Awakening. Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen. “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.”
~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha. If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain. We pin our happiness to people, circumstances, and things and hold onto them for dear life. We attach to feelings as if they define us, and ironically, not just positive ones.
In trying to hold on to what’s familiar, we limit our ability to experience joy in the present. When you stop trying to grasp, own, and control the world around you, you give it the freedom to fulfill you without the power to destroy you. It’s no simple undertaking to let go of attachment—not a one-time decision, like pulling off a band-aid. Experiencing Without Attachment Believe now is enough. Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors. How to Transcend Ego in Meditation. "If you practice being present in meditation,you will find even beyond the thinkingthat there is this reflexive urgeto separate yourself from this moment.
It is almost like two magnetsthat repel each other with all of their strength. This is the ego. You could even define the egoas the action of separationfrom this moment. Because if you are fully presentin this moment,there is no ego. Karma and Rebirth - Reincarnation in the Buddhist View. Paul Chek’s Blog. 67 Not Out: 21 Questions Of Life Answered By The Buddha. The following questions and answers are taken from the 1894 book about Buddhism called The Gospel of Buddha.
This is a compilation from ancient records by Paul Carus. On a certain day when the Blessed One dwelt at Jetavana, the garden of Anathapindika, a celestial deva came to him in the shape of a Brahman whose countenance was bright and whose garments were white like snow. The deva asked questions which the Blessed One answered The deva asked:What is the sharpest sword? What is the deadliest poison? The Blessed One replied:The sharpest sword is a word spoken in wrath;the deadliest poison is covetousness;the fiercest fire is hatred;the darkest night is ignorance. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes.